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Chorleywood Literary Festival
An Evening with Claire Harman
Wednesday 18th November
Chorleywood Library, WD3 5LB , 7.30pm
A great chance to learn something more about one of England’s best loved novelists. Claire Harman portrays Charlotte as a pioneer of feminism publishing books at a time when most novels were penned by men. Published to mark the 200th anniversary of Charlotte’s birth, this readable, lively biography sheds new light on Charlotte’s life. It is well known that the Brontës lived in a parsonage in Haworth but perhaps less well known is that she took charge of the family finances when her brother Branwell famously became an opium addict. She travelled from Yorkshire to Europe and London meeting with Thackeray and Charles Dickens. Her novels from Vilette (sic) to Shirley all created a new type of heroine – intelligent passionate women surely inspired.
Claire Harman on Charlotte Bronte in ElyThursday 19th November
St Peter's Church, Broad Street, Ely, CB7 4AH