Literature

The Tennyson Touch

In October 1976 I made my way to Golders Green in north London to call on Sir Charles Tennyson, grandson of the famous poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson, the Poet Laureate during much of Queen Victoria’s reign. My mother, Alexandra Hasluck, had recently spent some years completing a book about the letters of Lady Audrey Tennyson, the wife of Hallam Tennyson, eldest son and biographer of the famous poet. Audrey’s husband served as Governor of South Australia and a few years later went on to serve as Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia from 1902 to 1904. My mother’s book, which…

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