Tuesday, 28 November 2006, 12:00AM
Barnard's Inn Hall

Phiz, Dickens and London

Valerie Browne Lester

Valerie Browne Lester brought Hablot Knight Browne ('Phiz') to life in an illustrated lecture which revealed his London origins. She also discussed sites that he and Dickens frequented together, and explained how artists and author reinvented them for London scenes in the novels on which they collaborated.

 

The other lectures in this series were: 
       Dickens' law makers and law breakers
       Dickens and the moving age
       Dickens and minor legal offences
 

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Valerie Browne Lester is an independent scholar, writer, and translator. She is the author of Fasten Your Seat Belts! History and Heroism in the Pan Am Cabin (1995), which is a history of Pan American told in the voices of its cabin crew; and Phiz, The Man Who Drew Dickens (2004), a biography of Hablot Knight Browne, Dickens’s principal illustrator (who was also her great-great-grandfather). Her biography of the great Italian printer Giambattista Bodoni (1710-1813) Giambattista Bodoni: His Life and His World was published by David Godine in 2015.

In addition to her books and her translation of Alain-Fournier’s Le Grand Meaulnes (The Magnificent Meaulnes, 2009), she has written poetry, plays, and articles, including “A Bird’s Eye View of Nepal,” for The Atlantic Monthly.

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28 November 2006

Phiz, Dickens and London
Valerie Browne Lester

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