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HORNSEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY TALK : Charles Dickens and the Postal Service

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HORNSEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY TALK : Charles Dickens and the Postal Service

Time: March 13, 2019 from 8pm to 9pm
Location: Union Church Hall
Street: Corner of Ferme Park Road/Weston Park
City/Town: London N8 9PX
Website or Map: https://www.google.co.uk/maps…
Event Type: talk
Organized By: Deirdre Stowell-Smith
Latest Activity: Jan 19, 2019

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Charles Dickens (1812 – 1870) lived through a period of enormous change in postal communication. He was a prolific letter-writer, sending over 14,000 letters to more than 2,500 different correspondents.

Letters and the postal system also occur significantly in his fiction and journalism, as will be demonstrated in this illustrated talk by Dr Tony Williams.


Dr Williams is a frequent speaker on Dickens. From 2015 – 2017 he was President of the International Dickens Fellowship and is Associate Editor of the Fellowships journal, The Dickensian. He is a Senior Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Buckingham and an Honorary Academic Advisor to the Charles Dickens Museum in London.


Doors open at 7.30pm for the sale of refreshments and publications and close at 8pm. The main doors have to be closed at that time for security reasons, so anyone arriving after then will be unable to gain access.

A donation of £2 is requested from non-members.

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