Brighton Festival 2020Public booking opens: Wed 19 Feb, 9am

Past Festivals

Past Event

Reader I Married Him...

Charlotte Brontë at 200

with Tracy Chevalier, Esther Freud & Salley Vickers

To mark the bicentenary of Charlotte Brontë's birth, novelist Tracy Chevalier (Girl with a Pearl Earring) has brought together some of today's finest female writers for a new anthology of short stories. Each story in Reader I Married Him takes the most famous line of Brontë's greatest novel, Jane Eyre, as its inspiration. Chevalier, Esther Freud (Hideous Kinky) and Salley Vickers (Miss Garnet's Angel) will read from their own stories, and discuss the enduring appeal of Brontë's novels and her strong, complicated heroines.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Salley Vickers will no longer be able to join the panel. The event will still go ahead with Tracy Chevalier and Esther Freud and we look forward to seeing you there. 

Books & Debate
Wed 18 May, 7pm

There is a £2 per order charge. Additional postage charges (50p or £1.50) apply