Charles Dickens and Travel: A Virtual Evening with Lucinda Hawksley

Date: 28 February 2023
Time: 6:00 - 7:00pm GMT
Location: Online at Charles Dickens Museum

This February, join Dickens’s great-great-great granddaughter, Lucinda Hawksley, for a virtual talk on her new book, Dickens and Travel. Lucinda will be sharing some fascinating insights from her research, including Dickens’s scandalous comments regarding which women were the most ‘kissable,’ and his furious condemnation of the injustices he encountered. We’ll be exploring how Dickens travelled, looking at the revolutionary changes in transport which took place during Dickens’s lifetime. We’ll examine the impact of travel upon his family, and his difficulties in maintaining a private life while under the glare of global scrutiny. Above all, Lucinda examines the way in which the wider world helped to shape this most quintessentially British writer.