7 facts about Charlotte Brontë: do you really know the author of Jane Eyre?

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Do you really know Charlotte Brontë? She was born on this day in 1816, and in order to celebrate her birthday we’d like to share with you some short but interesting facts about her. What do we know about the most famous Brontë sister? Who was she? Are there any anecdotes that can help us to understand …

Anne Brontë and Music – An Article by Maddalena De Leo

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Since she was a child, Anne Brontë had been particularly interested in music. Emily and Anne started taking piano lessons with Abraham Sunderland in 1832 and, while working for the Robinsons, she had the opportunity to go to many concerts with the whole family during their summer holidays in Scarborough. In 1848 she also went …

How to pronounce Brontë- a curious literay surname

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When it comes to the surname Brontë there are always a lot of interesting questions. How do you pronounce it? Why is there a diaeresis on the last vowel? Could it be possible that this surname is somehow connected with the Italian city Bronte, in Sicily? The story of one of the most important  surnames in …

The Brontës and Music- A Chat With Charlie Rauh

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We’ve always been interested in how the Brontës and their works continue to inspire artists all over the world. It’s not only writers we’re talking about. The Brontë sisters still have a powerful impact on all kinds of arts, and Charlie Rahu is an example of what happens when music meets the Brontës in 2021. …

In the footsteps of Anne Brontë- Visiting York

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In 2016 we left on a memorable trip in the footsteps of Anne Brontë. Our stays in Yorkshire are usually very short and we’re always on a very tight schedule, busy with meetings and excursions. In that year, however, we needed to plunge into our Brontë researches for more than just a weekend, and decided …