As we begin a weekend of events about one of Britain’s foremost literary families, author, John Sutherland, discusses fun facts about the Brontës from his book, The Brontësaurus. Charlotte, Emily and Anne wrote some of the best-loved books in the English language and this event offers bite-sized insights into their brilliance and the lives of the whole Brontë family.

The session is an ideal introduction to anyone just discovering their work, while seasoned Brontë fans will also enjoy this opportunity to learn new information, whetting the appetite for the feast of Brontë events taking place throughout the weekend. Prepare to be intrigued as we discuss everything from the bumps on Charlotte’s head to whether the Reverend Brontë carried a loaded pistol.

You are invited to join John, who is Professor of Modern English Literature at University College London, for this intriguing event. His lifelong love for the Brontës led him to write The Brontësaurus, following a series of acclaimed books about 19th century fiction, beginning with Is Heathcliff a Murderer?.

About The Speaker

John Sutherland

John Sutherland is Lord Northcliffe Professor Emeritus at University College London and an eminent scholar in the field of Victorian literature, author of many works including The Longman Companion to Victorian Fiction. He has also written the bestselling popular titles, Is Heathcliffe a Murderer? and Can Jane Eyre Be Happy?