Home Upcoming Events History Litfest 2022 Non-Fiction History: John Mullan — Dickens in Lancaster

History: John Mullan — Dickens in Lancaster

In 1857, less than a decade after the railway reached the Lancaster, Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins found themselves staying at the King’s Arms Hotel, in search of the delights of “Bride Cake”. John Mullan, author of The Artful Dickens, talks about the adventures of Dickens and Collins on and off the page, and explains how Dickens looked past the surface sheen of the city into its recent dark past.

“This is a marvellous, endlessly illuminating book…It doesn’t go on the shelf alongside the other critics; it goes on the shelf alongside Dickens” -Howard Jacobson

John Mullan is Professor of English at UCL. He was a judge of the ‘Best of the Booker Prize’ in 2008, a judge of the Man Booker Prize itself in 2009, and is renowned for his lively appearances at UK literary festivals. His other books include How Novels Work and What Matters in Jane Austen?

How to Watch:
In person at the Royal Kings Arms Hotel
Online via Crowdcast

Watch in-person £12 (£8 concessions). Price includes tea or coffee and “Bride Cake”.
Watch online £5

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13 Mar 2022


3:00 pm


Royal Kings Arms Hotel

Location 2

Online via Crowdcast

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