Join us for a wonderful talk by Dr Pete Orford, in celebration of his new publication 'The Life of the Author.' Designed to be part biography, part study guide, this brilliant new book explores the relationship between Dickens's lived experience and his literary work.
Dr Orford explores the key themes of some of Dickens's most well-loved stories. An excellent introduction to the world of Dickens scholarship; this new publication provides an informative portrait of Dickens's early family life, personal relationships, professional networks, social circles, travels abroad, charitable works, financial issues and so much more.
Pete Orford is the course director for the University of Buckingham's MA by Research in Charles Dickens. He is the author of 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood: Charles Dickens' unfinished novel and our endless attempts to end it,' and the creator of The Drood Inquiry, an interactive exploration of Dickens's last story. He is an academic advisor to the Charles Dickens Museum.
The talk takes place on 27th September 2023 at 3.00pm.
This talk is free to attend, however you will need a museum ticket if you wish to visit the historic house. Please also note, this talk has limited capacity, so please only book a ticket if you know you can attend.