Dickens and Paris
by Lucinda Hawksley
This talk was due to take place on Monday 19 September 2022, the day of the queen's funeral. It has been rescheduled for Monday 12th December and will be on Zoom.
From childhood, Charles Dickens was fascinated by tales from other countries and other cultures, and he longed to see the world. In her recently published book 'Dickens and Travel', Lucinda Hawksley looks at the journeys made by the author - who is also her great great great grandfather. Although Dickens is usually perceived as a London author, in the 1840s he whisked his family away to live in Italy and Switzerland. Later he took up residence in Paris and Boulogne (where he lived in secret with his lover). Lucinda will describe this time using contemporary images of the Victorian traveller and look at how Charles Dickens's time in Paris influenced his writing and enriched his life.
Lucinda Hawksley is well known to us as an entertaining and very knowledgeable speaker. She's a prolific writer, researcher and broadcaster.