One of the most popular writers of the 1920s and 1930s, H. V. Morton could boast of a book in almost every home, with millions of copies of his works once in circulation. However, by the 21st century, he was largely forgotten. Join author Walter Mason at the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts to discuss this pioneering travel writer, Henry Canova Vollam Morton.
Henry was a journalist and travel writer from Lancashire, England. He was best known for his prolific and popular books on London, Great Britain and the Holy Land, with his first book, The Heart of London, being published in 1925. Morton’s journalism career began in 1910 at the Birmingham Gazette and Express, eventually moving on to the Daiy Express in London. He authored several hundred newspaper articles and coloumns throughout his career, in addition to his published books.
When: Monday 28 November 2016, 12:30-1:30pm
Where: Tom Keneally Centre, Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts
280 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Cost: Free – bookings are essential.
Contact: 02 9262 7300
Image courtesy Sydney Mechanic’s School of Arts.