Sharon Wright: The Mother of the Brontës – When Maria Met Patrick
Thur 10 Oct
19:00 - 20:00
Assembly Room, Guildford Institute
Beth Palmer of the University of Surrey will interview Sharon Wright
For 200 years Maria Branwell’s contribution to the success of her literary daughters – Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë - has been largely overlooked.
Now in this first biography of Maria, author and journalist Sharon Wright, reveals an astonishing life full of scandal and sorrow, passion and adventure. How did a gentlewoman from Cornwall end up marrying a poor Irish curate, Patrick Brontë, in Yorkshire? What was her influence on her talented daughters?
Wright uncovers the incredible story of the mother of the Brontës.