14th – 17th November 2019

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Lucinda Hawksley


Lucinda Hawksley is an author, broadcaster, lecturer, and award-winning travel writer. In addition to Charles Dickens and his Circle, she has written biographies of the artists Princess Louise, Kate Perugini (née Dickens), and Lizzie Siddal. Her other titles include The Writer Abroad; Bitten by Witch Fever; Moustaches, Whiskers & Beards; and March, Women, March: Voices of the Women’s Movement.


From 2015 until 2017 Lucinda was the Royal Literary Fund Fellow at St Mary’s University in London; she also lectures at the National Portrait Gallery and at IES London. Through her books she has been invited to appear on TV and radio programmes, including the TV documentaries Queen Victoria’s Children, Mrs Dickens’s Family Christmas, Charles Dickens’s Secret Lover, and Charles Dickens and the Invention of Christmas, and the radio programmes Behind the Looking Glass, Glad to be Grey, the Radio 4 Today Programme, Front Row, and Woman’s Hour.


As a great great great granddaughter of Charles and Catherine Dickens, Lucinda is a patron of the Charles Dickens Museum in London. She is also a patron of the Norwegian Pickwick Club.