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Dickens and Travel – The Start of Modern Travel Writing

by The Leeds Library


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. 

About the speaker – Lucinda Hawksley is an art historian who has also written three biographies of female artists: Kate Perugini (née Dickens), Princess Louise and Lizzie Siddal. Her other books include, Letters of Great Women (2021), Elizabeth Revealed (2018), Dickens and Christmas (2017), The Writer Abroad (2017), Bitten by Witch Fever: Wallpaper and Arsenic in the Victorian Home (2016), Charles Dickens and his Circle (2016), Moustaches, Whiskers & Beards (Facial Hair in Art) (2014), and March, Women, March: Voices of the Women’s Movement (2013). 

Lucinda co-wrote and narrated The Real Sherlock, a six-part podcast series about Arthur Conan-Doyle, for Audible. She has also written and narrated, for Audible, the introductions for Our Mutual Friend and The Mystery of Edwin Drood. She is a Patron of the Charles Dickens Museum in London and of the De Morgan Foundation. 


A note about accessibility – Unfortunately, our Grade II* listed building is not currently fully accessible. We have a stair lift from the ground floor foyer to the first floor but are unable to install a through-floor lift due to the building’s historic status. Please email us on enquiries@theleedslibrary.org.uk if you have any questions around access, and we will do everything that we can to accommodate you.  

The Leeds Library is committed to making its building and collections accessible to everyone in our current capital building works project The Next Chapter Project. To find out more, please visit the website HERE. 


Date and Time

Wed, March 1, 2023

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


The Leeds Library

18 Commercial Street
Leeds, England LS1 6AL United Kingdom

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