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The Brontës in Their Own Voices
Sat 20 Aug 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Setting new standards in literary biography, Juliet Barker’s The Brontës earned her a reputation as the foremost authority on Yorkshire’s literary family. To mark the bicentenary of Charlotte’s birth, Barker has produced The Brontës: A Life in Letters. Using selected correspondence written by Charlotte, Emily, Anne and their brother Branwell, a close-knit family is revealed, including elegiac tributes by Charlotte to her beloved siblings. This event is part of Both Sides of the Border, in association with Borderlines, Carlisle's Book Festival.
Part of our Literary Legends series of events.
This event is part of Both Sides of the Border, in association with Borderlines, Carlisle's Book Festival.
Juliet Barker on Jane Eyre
Sun 21 Aug 11:00am - 12:30pm
In the bicentenary of Charlotte Brontë's birth, Juliet Barker, the unrivalled authority on the Brontës, leads today's workshop on Jane Eyre. Set against the magnificent backdrop of the Yorkshire Moors, this epic love story remains one of the most popular works of English fiction. Expect an open discussion from the start: you can either read the book ahead of the event, or be inspired to pick it up afterwards.