T. P. Connor will launch his new book, Thomas Hardy’s Master: John Hicks, Architect, at Dorset County Museum on Thursday 29th May.
The Victorian architect John Hicks has always been eclipsed by the literary fame of his infinitely more distinguished pupil Thomas hardy. This new book looks at Hicks in his own right and in doing so, casts new light on Hardy’s years of architectural training.
T. P. Connor was Head of History and the History of Art at Eton for nearly 20 years. He has written on early Palladian architecture, the Grant Tour and on a library in the English Civil war. His book will be available to buy on the night and is now on sale at Dorset County Museum’s shop priced at £8.50.
Following the book launch at 6.30pm there will be a lecture by Professor Roger Ebbatson about how Dorset writers have related to the rugged landscape surrounding Portland Bill. The lecture starts at 7.30pm and all are welcome.