CELEBRATED novelist Tracy Chevalier will be the second guest in the Brontë Lounge this month.

Tracy, writer of international bestseller Girl With A Pearl Earring, will speak about the enduring popularity of Jane Eyre.

The event, due to be streamed live online on Thursday July 23 at 7.30pm, is entitled Jane And Me and will focus on Charlotte Brontë’s famous novel.

The Brontë Society is organising the Brontë Lounge events as fundraisers while the Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth is closed due to Covid-19.

The new “digital space” is exploring the Brontes, their work and their legacy, through conversations with well-known writers and artists.

Tracy, who was born in Washington DC and now lives in lives in London with her husband and son, will talk about all things Charlotte with host Helen Meller.

Tracy will speak about what she discovered about Charlotte during her year at the Parsonage, and consider why Jane Eyre continues to feature in lists of people’s favourite books.

A spokesman said: “There will also be the opportunity for the audience to ask a question via the Zoom ‘chat’ function, so this promises to be an entertaining and informative evening not to be missed!”

Tracy is the author of ten novels, including the international bestseller Girl With A Pearl Earring, The Last Runaway and her latest book, A Single Thread.

She was Creative Partner at the Brontë Parsonage Museum in 2016, the bicentenary year of Charlotte Brontë. During her residency, she curated a new exhibition and edited Reader, I Married Him, a collection of short stories inspired by Jane Eyre.

Visit.org.uk for further information. Tickets will cost £5.