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 …

A review by Maddalena De Leo

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Walking The Invisible by Michael Stewart (2021) The new book by Michael Stewart, true son of Yorkshire already acclaimed as the author of Ill Will, is a very enjoyable and original reading. In the twelve chapters of Walking the Invisible (HarperCollins 2021), whose title mirrors that of Sally Wainwright’s 2016 “biopic” To Walk Invisible, the …

In The Footsteps Of Anne Brontë: The Grand Scarborough Hotel

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When you think of the Brontë sisters, what immediately comes to mind is the bright green grass on the moors. But there’s another kind of landscape that can be surprisingly linked to Anne: the sea. Anne’s mother was born in Cornwall and there seem to be some connections with pirates on that side of the …

Extremely Rare Handwritten Manuscript by Emily Brontë Will Be Auctioned

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An incredibly rare handwritten manuscript of poems by Emily Brontë, with pencil corrections by Charlotte, will be auctioned at Sotheby’s. It is an extraordinary finding, one of the very few records of Emily’s life. After being untraceable for almost one hundred years, it will soon be auctioned as part of a sale alongside with many …