Past Event
Books & Debates

Charlotte Brontë at 200

Thu 11 Feb 2016

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.