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Purpose Passion Grit: Lucinda interviewed by Humphrey Hawksley

Date: 21 March 2023
Time: 12:00 Noon UK Time
Location: Live From Riverstone
Goldster - Purpose, Passion, Grit
Humphrey Hawksley

In this special hybrid PPG, Humphrey Hawksley will be joined by his fellow presenter – and very distant cousin! – Lucinda Hawksley. He’ll be interviewing Lucinda about the difficulties she faced when researching her biography, The Mystery of Princess Louise (Vintage Books). …

Purpose, Passion, Grit with Lucinda: Valerie Blankenbyl

Date: 15 March 2023
Time: 12:00 Noon UK Time
Location: Online
Goldster - Purpose, Passion, Grit
Valerie Blankenbyl

Join me at 12pm on 15th March for PPG on Goldster, I’ll be with documentary maker Valerie Blankenbyl, joining me live from Vienna. Valerie will be talking about ‘The Bubble’, her film about the world’s largest retirement community in Florida. …

Talk at Sherborne Literary Society: Dickens and Travel

Date: 14 March 2023
Time: 6:30pm for 7:00pm
Location: The Raleigh Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne
Dickens and Travel

Words with Wine (and Canapés).

Dickens and Travel enters into the world of the Victorian traveller and looks at how Charles Dickens’s journeys influenced his writing and enriched his life.

Tickets from Winstone’s Bookshop in advance, or on the door, £5. …

Inside Story with Lucinda: Natalie Jenner

Date: 10 March 2023
Time: 12:00 Noon UK Time
Location: Online
Goldster Book Club
The Jane Austin Society

Natalie Jenner is the internationally bestselling author of The Jane Austen Society and Bloomsbury Girls, which were both instant national bestsellers, Amazon Best Books of the Month, and People Magazine Books of the Week. …

Talk at Leeds Lit Fest: Dickens and Travel

Date: 1 March 2023
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: The Leeds Library, 18 Commercial Street, Leeds, LS1 6AL
Dickens and Travel

Join celebrated author, broadcaster, lecturer and award-winning travel writer Lucinda Hawksley as she explores the travel writing of her great, great, great Grandfather Charles Dickens, discovering his many fascinating journeys overseas through her latest book Dickens and Travel (2022). 

This event will be followed by a book signing with the author, with the opportunity to purchase Dickens and Travel. …