The Meaning of Ferns for the Brontës- An Article by Maddalena de Leo

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Besides the purple heather, in September and October you can also see ferns on the moors. They form a wide green sea, especially along the path that goes from Top Withens to the Brontë Falls. Ferns used to be highly regarded in the Victorian Era, even more than flowers. People used to press them and keep …

The Dining Table – Treasures from the Brontë Parsonage Museum

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We are very proud to announce that this year The Sisters’ Room is collaborating with the Brontë Parsonage Museum. On the last Friday of each month we will publish special contents curated by the experts of the museum.  Let’s have a look at what’s inside the closets, drawers and cupboards at the Parsonage. You will find in this new section some of the objects that belonged to …

Su Blackwell and Her Delicate Paper Worlds at the Brontë Parsonage Museum- An Article by Elena Lago

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The tradition of books with moving images begun in the Middle Ages and still survives today, with the mesmerising beauty of pop-up books. Those early precious volumes, equipped with mechanical parts and moving devices, were scientific or esoteric publications where small contraptions allowed images, planets and various objects to move on the delicate pages of …

Bad Book or Rank Imitation?- An Article by Maddalena De Leo

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In 2001 I read the novel Here on Earth, by American author Alice Hoffman. She was little known then, but today she’s a famous and prolific writer. I still remember it as one of the worst book I’ve ever read, as I explained in this review that I wrote at the time: According to the introduction, …

A Parody – Treasures from the Brontë Parsonage Museum

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We are very proud to announce that this year The Sisters’ Room is collaborating with the Brontë Parsonage Museum. On the last Friday of each month we will publish special contents curated by the experts of the museum.  Let’s have a look at what’s inside the closets, drawers and cupboards at the Parsonage. You will find in this new section some of the objects that belonged to …