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5 speakers 15 minutes each
Thu 28th Nov 2013
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel (RLife LIVE)
Lucinda Hawksley’s biography of Princess Louise, the rebellious daughter of Queen Victoria, grew out of her previous biographies Lizzie Siddal, The Tragedy of a Pre-Raphaelite Supermodel; and Charles Dickens’ Favorite Daughter: The Life, Loves & Art of Katey Dickens Perugini - she was intrigued to discover more about this artistic princess who kept appearing in her research. Lucinda's other books include March, Women, March: Voices of the Women’s Movement, 50 British Artists You Should Know and What Makes Great Art. Lucinda is a lecturer in literature and art history and a regular speaker at the National Portrait Gallery in London. She is an award-winning travel writer, a patron of the Charles Dickens Museum in London and of the Norwegian Pickwick Club, and is a great great great granddaughter of Charles and Catherine Dickens.
Laura Dockrill is the author and illustrator of the Darcy Burdock series, Mistakes In The Background, Ugly Shy Girl and Echoes. She also resurrects her words on the stage performing poetry and short stories spanning festivals to bookshops; including the E4 Udderbelly, Latitude Festival, Glastonbury, The London Literary Festival, and the BBC Proms. She was named one of the top 10 literary talents by The Times and one of the top 20 'hot faces to watch' by ELLE magazine.
She has performed her work on CBeebies, Newsnight, BBC Breakfast, Woman’s Hour and each of the BBC’s respective radio channels 1-6 and has been commissioned by Radio 1, 2 and 4. Laura is on the advisory panel at The Ministry Of Stories, has judged the John Betjeman Poetry Prize, been a BAFTA judge, and mentors with the charity First Story. She is currently working on the second Darcy Burdock book, a film-script, and song-writing (for others, of course!).