Charles Dickens' love for Kent
Charles Dickens' love for Kent began when he was five years old. He spent a happy childhood in the county taking long walks with his father on the marshland and fields near Cooling. That landscape was to be a source of inspiration for him when he wrote Great Expectations.
Lucinda Hawksley, Charles Dickens' great great great granddaughter and Marion Lloyd, his great great granddaughter, tell of the famous author's love for the county and Gad's Hill, his family home in Higham.