6th - 22nd October 2017

Literary Reputations

Helen MacEwan on Winifred Gérin

Biographer of the Brontës

  • 16
  • Oct

2016

Sunday

5.30pm

Image of Helen McEwan sat with a book in her hand in a cobbled square, with two white Georgian doorways in the background

  • Image of Helen McEwan sat with a book in her hand in a cobbled square, with two white Georgian doorways in the background

THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED

Winifred Gérin wrote biographies of Elizabeth Gaskell, Anne Thackeray Ritchie and Fanny Burney but is most famous as the biographer of four Brontë siblings. Gérin had a fascinating life story of her own, uncovered now for the first time by Helen MacEwan in this original and revealing biography of the biographer. ‘Using much previously unknown and unpublished material, Helen MacEwan has painstakingly put together a portrait of one woman and her times that adds significantly to Brontë studies and literary biography…’ praised Claire Harman.

A translator and former teacher, Helen has written two books about Charlotte and Emily Brontë’s time in Brussels, and lives in Brussels herself. This event is presented in partnership with The Gaskell Society and will be chaired by Ann O’Brien and Libby Tempest of The Gaskell Society.

Doors open at 4.45pm.