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This event was livestreamed from the British Library on Thursday 14 January 2020 to public libraries across the UK.
Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre is a classic example of defied convention. It presented a new voice, fully convinced of her defiance and standing up against adult tyranny. Acclaimed author Sara Collins, producer of the 2011 film adaptation Alison Owen, Victorian Literature expert Professor Sally Shuttleworth and critic Alex Clark discuss the spirit of rebellion found in its pages and what it is to be a child.
This event contains discussion of sexual harassment within the novel so parental discretion is advised.