Sunday, October 16, 2016

Sunday, October 16, 2016 1:30 am by M. in , , ,    No comments
An alert from The Isle of Wight Literary Festival:
The Remarkable Resilience of Jane Eyre
Elizabeth Buchan and Rachel Hore
Sunday 16th October 11:30 - 12:30 | Northwood House

Two hundred years after the birth of Charlotte Brontë, bestselling novelists, Elizabeth Buchan (The New Mrs Clifton) and Rachel Hore (The House on Bellevue Gardens), analyse the complex and enduring appeal of “Jane Eyre” and her power to intrigue the 21st century reader. Chaired by leading Literary Agent, Caroline Sheldon.
And another one from Elizabeth Gaskell's House in Manchester, part of the Manchester Literature Festival:
Helen MacEwan on Winifred Gérin. Biographer of the Brontës
October 16, 5.30pm
Elizabeth Gaskell's House
84 Plymouth Grove
M13 9LW

Winifred Gérin wrote biographies of Elizabeth Gaskell, Anne Thackeray Ritchie and Fanny Burney but is most famous as the biographer of four Brontë siblings. Gérin had a fascinating life story of her own, uncovered now for the first time by Helen MacEwan in this original and revealing biography of the biographer. ‘Using much previously unknown and unpublished material, Helen MacEwan has painstakingly put together a portrait of one woman and her times that adds significantly to Brontë studies and literary biography…’ praised Claire Harman.


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