Jane Eyre versus Anne of Green Gables, Parent Power, Georg Baselitz, Flooding in Literature

Ed Miliband's speech earlier this week said parents should have more power to oust head teachers. The outgoing Ofsted chair Baroness Sally Morgan and Tim Montgomerie, Editor of the Times comment section debate parent power with Anne McElvoy.

Jane Eyre has been adapted for a stage production at Bristol Old Vic. Which literary heroines provide good role models? We hear from writers Bidisha and Rebecca Mead, whose new book is called The Road to Middlemarch.

German artist Georg Baselitz discusses his artistic career as his work goes on show in two London Galleries.

And literary depictions of flooding. What books you might want to avoid reading if you are faced with rising water levels.

Producer: Natalie Steed.

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Literary Role Models

Literary Role Models

The Road to Middlemarch

The Road to Middlemarch: My Life with George Eliot by Rebecca Mead is available from the 6 March, in hardback and ebook.

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre runs at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre until 29 March 2014.

Women Beware Women

Women Beware Women is the topic on Words and Music on Radio 3 this Sunday.  

Image above: Ruth Wilson as Jane Eyre in the 2006 BBC adaption and Kim Braden as Anne Shirley in BBC’s Anne of Green Gables (1972).

Image right: Juliet Aubrey and Rufus Sewell as Dorothea Brooke and Will Ladislaw in the BBC’s 1994 adaptation of Middlemarch. 

Georg Baselitz

Georg Baselitz

Renaissance Impressions Chiaroscuro woodcuts

Renaissance Impressions Chiaroscuro woodcuts from the Collections of Georg Baselitz & the Albertina is at the Royal Academy of Arts in London from 15 March to 8 June 2014.

Gallery: Images from the Renaissance Impressions Chiaroscuro exhibition

Germany divided

Germany divided: Baselitz and his generation is at the British Museum until 31 August 2014.

Gallery: Images from the Germany divide exhibition

Image:  Partisan (‘Partisan’), 1965, Georg Baselitz . Presented to the British Museum by Count Christian Duerckheim.  © Georg Baselitz.


Role Contributor
PresenterAnne McElvoy
Interviewed GuestSally Morgan
Interviewed GuestTim Montgomerie
Interviewed GuestBidisha
Interviewed GuestRebecca Mead
Interviewed GuestGeorg Baselitz
ProducerNatalie Steed

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