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The Patrick Hardy Lecture 2013
Worry No. 1: Infinity
by Lauren Child
We are delighted to announce that our speaker at this year’s Patrick Hardy lecture is the inimitable Lauren Child. Book your space now for what promises to be a fascinating and entertaining evening.
PLEASE NOTE: This year’s Patrick Hardy Lecture will be held at King's College London.
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Drinks Reception: 18.00 to 19.15 at Chapters Restaurant, Kings College London
Lecture: Starts at 19.30 at The Nash Theatre, Kings College London
PATRICK HARDY (1936-1987) joined Constable Young Books as Grace Hogarth’s assistant, where he succeeded Grace as Editor. Constable Young Books then became Longman Young Books and from there Patrick transferred, with his list, to Penguin, where he founded Kestrel Books. Between 1982 and 1985 he ran his own company, maintaining the high standards he had always set himself.
November 1989 saw the very first inaugural Patrick Hardy Lecture, given in the form of a dialogue between Jill Paton Walsh and John Rowe Townsend. These series of lectures have continued, occurring annually, with honoured speakers from the world of children’s books.