In the Footsteps of Anne Brontë: St Mary’s Church

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Standing below Scarborough Castle, St Mary’s Church is an ancient medieval church built in 1150. It came to be a place of the Brontës’ story after Anne Brontë’s death in Scarborough, when in 1849 she was buried in the church’s graveyard on the hill. While her family lie under the vault inside St. Michael and All Angels in …

The Brontë sisters in TVshows- from Downton Abbey to Sex Education

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Besides the Brontë sisters we also do love tv series so much. If you too share these passions, we bet that also you pay attention to possible Brontë quotes in tv shows while watching them. You’ll never believe how many references to the Brontës we’ve found in tv series, sometimes we couldn’t believe it ourselves. They are often …

Gentleman Jack and the Brontës – Pt 2: Anne Lister and Emily Brontë

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How does Anne Lister’s story connect with the Brontës? In 1826 Lister inherited from her uncles Shibden Hall, a name that will certainly sound familiar to all Brontë enthusiasts. It is believed in fact, that Shibden Hall and the land all around Law Hill could be among the places that inspired Heathcliff and Catherine’s story …

Gentleman Jack and the Brontës – Pt1: Who is Anne Lister?

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A few years ago, while having a memorable lunch in one of our favourite restaurants in Main Street, some English friends told us about Gentleman Jack, a BBC and HBO production. We had never heard about it before, but our friends were so excited about this tv series that we were immediately intrigued. This show tells the …

The Brontës at… Guernsey! – An Article by Maddalena De Leo

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   Mary Ann Shaffer together with her granddaughter Annie Barrows is the author of an epistolary novel with the elaborate title The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Published with immediate and universal success in 2008, shortly before Shaffer’s death, it deals with an interesting exchange of letters that took place after the mid-1940s between …