image for Talk item typeJane Eyre and 'I' at Bronte Parsonage Museum

Talk, Fri 4 Nov 2016

Bronte Parsonage

Bronte Parsonage


Church Street,
BD22 8DR

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Novelists Maggie O'Farrell and Tracy Chevalier talk about the nuts and bolts of writing today, and the influence - conscious or unconscious - Charlotte Bronte’s groundbreaking novel has had on them. Discussion of techniques - first-person narration, direct address to the reader, the primacy of an 'obscure' person - will be interspersed with readings from their own novels as well as passages they have chosen from Jane Eyre.

Maggie O'Farrell was born in Northern Ireland in 1972, and grew up in Wales and Scotland. Her debut novel, After You'd Gone, was published to international acclaim, and won a Betty Trask Award, while The Hand that First Held Mine won the 2010 Costa Novel Award.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsGift shopPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Heritage Education Trust - Sandford Award Winner.

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 4 Nov 2016 19:30


Ticket £8 and should be booked in advance.



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Map reference: SE 029372  Lat: 53.83106 Long: -1.95741

By Train
From Keighley Railway Station. The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway runs steam trains between Keighley and Haworth at weekends, bank holidays and daily in summer. For more information on trains and train timetables:
*From KWVR Haworth Railway Station, The Parsonage is 6 min walk via Main St and Bridgehouse Ln/B6142.

By Bus
Regular bus services run from Keighley Bus Station to Haworth - 663 - 664 - 665 - 720
For help in planning your journey by public transport, please visit:


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

Heritage Education Trust - Sandford Award Winner.