Charlotte Brontë: A Life in Letters.
To celebrate the two hundredth anniversary of the birth of Charlotte Brontë, Juliet Barker explores how and why the spinster daughters of a Yorkshire parson came to write some of the best-loved novels in the English language.
Juliet Barker is an internationally recognised authority on the Brontës. She was curator and librarian of the Brontë Parsonage Museum at Haworth for six years and is author of the seminal biography The Brontës. Her ability to combine ground-breaking scholarly research with a highly readable and accessible style has made her one of Britain’s most popular historians.
This event, in association with the Edinburgh International Book Festival in August, is part of Both Sides of the Border, when Juliet Barker will talk about the Scottish connections of the Brontes in Edinburgh and in Carlisle she will mainly talk about Charlotte Bronte.