The Writer Abroad

The Writer Abroad by Lucinda Hawksley

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Take a journey with Lucinda Hawksley

Ever wondered how E M Forster fared in Egypt, what led Mary Wollstonecraft to travel through Scandinavia, how Britain looked through the eyes of Daniel Defoe, what Roald Dahl was doing in Libya and why Agatha Christie set so many of her books in the Middle East? Author, art historian and award-winning travel writer Lucinda Hawksley sheds light on these questions, drawing on material from her latest publication for the British Library, The Writer Abroad. Lucinda looks at the ways in which travel writing has evolved and how writers best known for fiction responded to the sights and customs they encountered on their journeys. 

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Name: The Writer Abroad
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Full price: £8.00
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