Second Lecture: Tuesday 15th January 2019 – 14:00 -15:30
*Please note that this talk is now fully booked*
Join Philip in conversation with celebrated author, journalist and Dickens biographer Claire Tomalin as they explore Charles Dickens’ life in 1843, the year in which our portrait was completed.
Claire Tomalin is the author of highly acclaimed biographies of Mary Wollstonecraft, Katherine Mansfield and Jane Austen. Her account of Charles Dickens' relationship with the actress Nelly Ternan, The Invisible Woman: The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens, was published in 1990 and won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize (for biography), the NCR Book Award for Non-Fiction and the Hawthornden Prize. It was followed by Mrs Jordan's Profession (1994), a biography of the actress Dora Jordan, consort to William IV.
Claire Tomalin's biography of Charles Dickens, was published in 2011 and shortlisted for the 2011 Costa Biography Award.