Dickens in N America in 1842

In 1842, Charles and Catherine Dickens set sail from Liverpool for a 6-month tour of the USA and Canada. In this online event, I’ll be talking about their journey and how it inspired Dickens’s writing. This is the first in a series of talks I’ll be giving over the next year, inspired by the book I’ve just finished writing, Dickens and Travel (which will be published later this year, pandemic permitting!). https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/charles-dickenss-first-trip-to-north-america-tickets-142223553477

Charles Dickens by Francis Alexander, painted in Boston in 1842.

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Dickens in Texas

I am very pleased to have been invited back to Galveston, Texas, for this year’s Dickens on the Strand festival. It is taking place on 6-8 December. Come along and raise money for the architectural charity, the Galveston Historical Foundation, which has helped to save and preserve so many 19th-century buildings. (Yes, I know the sunglasses in this photo aren’t very authentic, but they were necessary!)

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© Lucinda Hawksley 2021. Last updated 19 February 2021.