Interview with Damian Le Bas

I was lucky enough to interview Damian Le Bas, #author of ‘The Stopping Places: A Journey Through Gypsy Britain’ for the Goldster ‘Inside Story’. You can watch the interview here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XVDyQ1ic08 Subscribe to the Goldster YouTube channel for more of mine and my co-presenter, Humphrey Hawksley’s, Book Club videos.

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Secrets and Surprises…

My next event in the #InConversationWith series is ‘Secrets and Surprises in Biography’, with fellow author Julie Summers, on 22 September. This is an online event, starting at 7pm UK time, but joinable from all over the world. Tickets and more information are available on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/secrets-and-surprises-in-biography-lucinda-hawksley-julie-summers-tickets-119874404571 The event itself will take place on Zoom (NB you cannot access the event through the Eventbrite website, that’s only a platform for buying tickets.)

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Arvon: Narrative Non-Fiction

I am really looking forward to being a tutor on this upcoming writing course for the Arvon Foundation. Narrative Non-Fiction is taking place at Lumb Bank in Yorkshire, the former home of the poet Ted Hughes. The course is taking place on 23-28 September. https://www.arvon.org/writing-courses/courses-retreats/narrative-non-fiction-2/

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Meeting Fagin’s descendant

When I was in Sydney for the NSW Dickens Conference, I was fortunate to meet a number of great people, including the Australian authors Tom Keneally and Kate Forsyth. This photo is of me and Scott Whitmont, a bookseller and writer, who has a close connection to Dickensian history. Scott is the great great great nephew of Ikey Solomons, one of the inspirations used by my great great great grandfather Charles Dickens when he created the character of Fagin in Oliver Twist!

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