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Proms Extra: Charlotte Brontë: Gregory Tate talks to Joanne Harris & Claire Harman

July 19th, 2016

Episode 1167 of 1204 episodes

Marking the bicentenary of Charlotte Brontë’s birth, Claire Harman, her biographer and Yorkshire-born novelist and author of ‘Chocolat’ Joanne Harris discuss her life and work. The discussion is presented by Dr Gregory Tate from the University of St Andrews who teaches Brontë's work and was recorded earlier as a free audience event held at the Imperial College Union. For more details go to the Proms website. Gregory Tate is one of the New Generation Thinkers selected by BBC Radio 3 and the Arts and Humanities Research Council in a scheme to find academics interested in turning their research into radio. Charlotte Brontë: A Life by Claire Harman is out now. The most recent novel published by Joanne Harris is called Different Class. The Brontë Society Anniversary Conference takes place in Manchester from August 19th to the 21st. For information about a series of exhibitions at the Haworth Parsonage in Yorkshire, the National Portrait Gallery, the National Media Museum in Bradford go to the website of The Brontë Society. https://www.bronte.org.uk/whats-on/news/149/bronte200 Producer: Torquil MacLeod.

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