Talks & Speaking Engagements


Past Events

In Gothic Company with J.M. Varese: Hatchards Piccadilly

Date: 22 March 2023
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Hatchards - 187 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LE
The Company

Join Lucinda Hawksley in conversation with author J.M. Varese to discuss his new Gothic thriller The Company. All welcome! …

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. …

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. …

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.