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A free Tuesday talk

September 03rd 2019 02:00pm - 02:30pm

A free Tuesday talk

In 1846 Patrick Brontë and his daughter Charlotte spent a month in Manchester in the hope that an operation removing cataracts from Patrick's eyes would cure his failing sight. It was during these few weeks that Charlotte, anxious for her father, and a stranger in a strange town, began work on a new novel. This talk will explore this hugely significant episode in both Patrick and Charlotte's life in detail, and examines how this difficult time contributed to the writing of Charlotte's most celebrated novel, Jane Eyre.

Free with admission to the Museum.
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