ON CHARLES: LUCINDA HAWKSLEY
The Victorian Charles Dickens was a distinctly modern celebrity. His novels enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime and he lectured and performed extensively. He also ran with an influential crew of writers, artists and social reformers. In Charles Dickens and his Circle, the colossus’s great-great-great granddaughter Lucinda Hawksley investigates the life of her ancestor and those in his orbit. She presents an illustrated portrait.