TALKS | LITERATURE
In the autumn of 1857 Charles Dickens left his house in Tavistock Square at 2 in the morning and walked the thirty miles to his newly acquired house at Gad's Hill in Kent. For Dickens it was a turning point in his life. He was walking out of his marriage to spend more time with the actress Nellie Ternan. After 1857 He also changed his friendships, started a career as a public reader of his works and grew a beard. In the autumn of 2011 Peter Clark repeated the walk with two friends, also leaving Tavistock Square at 2am.
Peter Clark is a writer and consultant. He was in the overseas career service of the British Council for over thirty years. He has translated novels from Arabic, written books about the Middle East and is the author of Dickens's London (2012) and Dickens: London into Kent (2013). His latest book is Damascus Diaries: Life under the Assads (2015).
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