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Cast Upon the Billows of London with no more Protection but his Brains: Thomas Hardy in 1860s London

Free Lunchtime lecture by Jeanie Smith, a director of the Thomas Hardy Association

Novelist and poet Thomas Hardy is typically associated with his Wessex landscape, but throughout his life he spent several years living and working in London. This talk explores the rapidly expanding and changing city into which he arrived from Dorset as a young man, his attempts to develop his architectural career, the writing of his early poems and prose, and his immersion into the life of the capital until he knew
‘every street and alley West of St Paul’s’.


Jeanie Smith | talks


Date and Time:

11 August 2009 at 12:30 pm


1 hour



Shoe Lane Library
Hill House
1 Little New Street
020 75837178

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Nearest Public Transport: Chancery Lane Tube (Central Line) or Blackfriars or City Thameslink (Ludgate Hill). Buses - Fleet Street or Farringdon Road.

Contact: 020 7583 7178 or shoelane@cityoflondon.gov.uk


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