World Book Night next Thursday, 23rd April,and to celebrate Lucinda Hawksley writer and lecturer on art history and 19th century history and great-great-great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens will talk about Dickens and Poverty at Kensington Central Library.
Notting Hill Post will be there handing out 18 free copies of Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen for people in our community who don’t regularly read. Water for Elephants is about Jacob Jankowski, recently orphaned and suddenly adrift, who jumps onto a passing train, he enters a world of freaks, grifters, and misfits. He connects with and befriends an elephant. Happy story. Please come to the library talk or let us know if you want one. Or know someone who would like one. Just email [email protected].
The event, from 6.30pm – 8pm, is free but you’ll need to book by emailing [email protected]
Lucinda, is patron of the Charles Dickens Museum in London and has written more than 20 books including biographies on the pre-Raphaelite muse Lizzie Siddal, Charles Dickens, and one of his children Katey who was a celebrated 19th century artist.