HLF - Charlotte Brontë: A Life

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Charlotte Bronte: A Life

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Saturday, 12 March 2016 - 11:30am
Yorkshire Children’s Centre, Brian Jackson House, New North Parade HD1 5JP, 11.30am
Tickets: 
£4 / £2 concessions
Huddersfield Literature Festival
With: 
Claire Harman and Joanne Harris
Age recommendation: 
No age guidance (under 16s should be accompanied by an adult)
Running time: 
1 hour

To mark the 200th anniversary of Charlotte Brontë’s birth, acclaimed literary biographer Claire Harman has produced a landmark work about the author of Jane Eyre, whose short life reflected all the drama and tragedy of her revolutionary Gothic novels.

 

In this unique event, Claire Harman talks to novelist Joanne Harris about the new kinds of heroines Charlotte Brontë created, her role as the driving force behind the family, including encouraging sister Emily to publish Wuthering Heights, her private passions and the circumstances behind her early death.

 

“Elegantly written, consistently perceptive... [Harman] succeeds in bringing Charlotte back to life in all her spiky vulnerability”

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