Lucinda Hawksley

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.