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Take Note: Lucinda Dickens Hawksley, Great, Great, Great Granddaughter of Charles Dickens

Lucinda Dickens Hawksley
Lucinda Dickens Hawksley

In this edition of Take Note, WPSU’s Kristine Allen speaks with Lucinda Dickens Hawksley, the great, great, great granddaughter of Charles Dickens.  Hawksley is also an author in her own right.  One of her many books, “Dickens’s Artistic Daughter Katey: Her Life, Loves and Impact,” has recently been updated with new information.

In this interview, we’ll talk with the author about the triumphs and tragedies of her famous family. We’ll learn some interesting facts about Victorian England. And we’ll hear two amazing stories about Charles DIckens: one involving Edgar Allen Poe, and the little-known story of how “A Christmas Carol,” came to be written. (December 19, 2018 marked the 175th anniversary of publication of "A Christmas Carol.")

Click the link below to listen to the interview.

Kristine Allen is Program Director of WPSU-FM. She also files feature stories for WPSU on the arts, culture, science, and more. When she's not at WPSU, Kris enjoys playing folk fiddle, acting, singing and portrait-sketching. She is also a self-confessed "science geek." Kris started working in public radio in college, at age 17, and says she "just couldn't stop."
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