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A Secret Sisterhood: the hidden friendships of Austen, Brontë, Eliot and Wo...

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Chawton House Library

Chawton

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6.30pm drinks reception for 7.00pm talk.

Male literary friendship has become the stuff of legend, but the world’s most celebrated female authors are mythologised as one of a kind. Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney, authors of A Secret Sisterhood, will share their research discoveries about Jane Austen’s mysterious friendship with Chawton governess and amateur playwright Anne Sharp. And they’ll also offer us a glimpse into the neglected female literary alliances of Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot and Virginia Woolf.

Writer friends Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney are the authors of A Secret Sisterhood: The hidden friendships of Austen, Brontë, Eliot and Woolf. They also co-run SomethingRhymed.com, a website that celebrates female literary friendship. They have written for the likes of the Guardian, the Telegraph and The Times. Emily is a winner of the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, Emma is author of the award-winning novel Owl Song at Dawn, and they both teach at New York University London.

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