Join us virtually for a wonderful talk by Lee Jackson, in celebration of his new publication 'Dickensland: The Curious History of Dickens's London.' This fascinating new book explores how tourists have reimagined and reinvented Dickensian London for more than 150 years.
Tourists have sought out the landmarks, streets and alleys of Dickens's metropolis ever since the death of the great author. But his fans were faced with a city which was undergoing rapid redevelopment, where literary shrines were far from sacred. Over the following century, sites connected with Dickens were demolished, relocated and reimagined.
Lee Jackson traces the fascinating history of Dickensian tourism, exploring both the real Victorian London, and the fictional city, shaped by fandom, tourism and heritage entrepreneurs. From vanishing coaching inns to submerged riverside stairs, hidden burial grounds and apocraphal shops, Dickensland charts the hidden, reinvented and even faked locations from the world of Charles Dickens.
Join us on 23rd October at 6.30pm (GMT) for a virtual talk on this remarkable new book.
This talk will be streamed through zoom. It is free to attend, and you will receive the link about half an hour before the talk is due to begin. The talk will be recorded and shared with ticket holders after the event, so if you would like to watch the talk, but cannot attend at the time above, book a ticket anyway and you will receive the on demand link once the talk is complete.
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