Lucinda’s Diary

The Goldster Magazine Show Book Club: On Chapel Sands by Laura Cumming

Date: 28 May 2024
Time: 1:00pm UK Time
Location: Online
The Goldster Magazine Show
On Chapel Sands by Laura Cumming book jacket

On an Autumn day in 1929, a three-year-old girl went missing from a beach in Lincolnshire. For a few moments, her mother had perhaps looked away, and in that time the child was kidnapped. A few days later the little girl was found, but the mystery of who took her and why she was abducted was never resolved. That stolen child was the mother of author Laura Cumming. …

The Goldster Magazine Show: Lucinda and Jane Corry

Date: 4 June 2024
Time: 1:00pm UK Time
Location: Online
The Goldster Magazine Show
Jane Corry author photo

Jane Corry is a writer and journalist who has spent time working as the writer in residence of a high security prison for men – an experience that helped inspire her Sunday Times bestselling novels. Before taking up the post, Jane had never been inside a prison and says that the experience “really opened up my eyes. Initially I was terrified about doing the job but as soon as I started, I was hooked. …

Recent Events

Lucinda Hawksley: Beyond the Talk

Date: 23 May 2024
Time: 18:00
Location: The Vault - 319 Shedden Road, KY1-1108 George Town, Grand Cayman
Talks & Events
Beyond the Talk

Beyond the Talk is a special engagement with author, art historian, and speaker Lucinda Hawksley, who is the great-great-great granddaughter of Charles Dickens.

She will be providing an in-depth exploration of Charles Dickens’ life, his influence on literature and society, and the rich family history carried forward by his descendants. This event is structured to offer both informative and interactive experiences. …

Talk at Chalfont St Giles Lit Fest: Charles Dickens; A Victorian Traveller

Date: 12 May 2024
Time: 8:00pm
Location: Stone Cottage, Chalfont St Giles
Talks & Events
Lucinda Hawksley

Speaker at a unique literary festival held in characterful venues in the picturesque Chiltern villages of Chalfont St. Giles and Jordans. …

Dickens and Italy

Date: 9 May 2024
Time: 6:30 - 7:30pm
Location: The Tolmen Centre, Constantine, Cornwall
Talks & Events
Lucinda Hawksley

In 1844, Charles Dickens took his wife and young family to Italy for a year. Author, historian and broadcaster Lucinda Hawksley will speak about their year in which Dickens recovered from depression, wrote his second Christmas novella and travelled the country researching his travelogue Pictures from Italy. Dickens great, great, great granddaughter will speak about the family’s extraordinary year which also helped inspire her own book Dickens and Travel. …

The Goldster Magazine Show: Book of the Month, The Food of Love

Date: 30 April 2024
Location: Online
The Goldster Magazine Show
The Food of Love book jacket

The Food of Love was Anthony Capella’s first novel. He is a fabulous writer and has gone on to write several more books, usually with a culinary element, including The Wedding OfficerThe Empress of Ice-Cream, The Various Flavours of Coffee and Love and Other Chemicals. He has also written a novella, entitled Undressing. …

The Goldster Magazine Show: Lucinda Chats to Sara Barnes

Date: 26 March 2024
Time: 1:00pm UK Time
Location: Online
The Goldster Magazine Show
The Winter of Our Lives book cover

Sara Barnes, who is 62, believes daily cold water immersion has unlocked her creative and romantic spirit. Her first two published books, The Cold Fix (Nov 2022) and The Winter of Our Lives (Nov 2023) are testament to that power. The Cold Fix is Sara’s deeply intimate story of overcoming physical and emotional pain following major leg surgery. Not about how to or where to go cold water swimming, but a touchy feely dive into the inner world of those who have made it a non-negotiable part of their lives. …

Talk at Alderney Lit Fest: Dickens & Travel – the start of modern travel writing

Date: 22 March 2024
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Location: The Alderney Literary Festival, Anne French Room, Island Hall, Alderney, Channel Islands
Talks & Events
Dickens and Travel

From childhood, Charles Dickens was fascinated by tales from other countries and other cultures, and he longed to see the world. In Dickens and Travel, Lucinda Hawksley looks at the journeys made by him. …

Goldster Conversations: Inside Story Live At Riverstone with Lucinda and Andrew Lycett

Date: 14 March 2024
Time: 12 Noon UK Time
Location: Online and live from Riverstone
Goldster Book Club
The Worlds of Sherlock Holmes book jacket

Andrew’s latest book, published by Frances Lincoln, is  The Worlds of Sherlock Holmes, a lavishly illustrated examination of the social, political and intellectual environments which spawned both Sherlock Holmes and his creator Conan Doyle. Andrew and Lucinda will be chatting about this latest title, as well as about Wilkie Collins, because 2024 is the bicentenary of Collins’s birth. …

Dickens Fellowship talk in Canterbury

Date: 12 March 2024
Time: 3:00pm
Location: St Dunstan's Church Hall, 80 London Road, Canterbury, CT2 8LS
Talks & Events
Portrait painting of Wilkie Collins by Rudolph Lehmann

Talk on ‘Charlie & Wilkie Collins and their relationship to the Dickens Family’.

Please join us in St Dunstan’s church hall in Canterbury if you can, or request the Zoom link by email: [email protected]