In the footsteps of Anne Brontë- Visiting Scarborough

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Last summer our research in the footsteps of the Brontës led us even to the North of Yorkshire, far beyond the windy moors around Haworth. So, together with Patrizio, loving boyfriend and precious friend, on an unusually hot and very sunny afternoon, with rucksacks on our backs and sunglasses on our noses, we got to …

In the Reading Room: Tre Anime Luminose Tra Le Nebbie Nordiche, an Italian Biography of the Brontë Family by Giorgina Sonnino

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One of the books that kept us company in this cold pre-Christmas time is the Brontё family biography by the Italian author Giorgina Sonnino Tre Anime Luminose fra le nebbie nordiche. Le Sorelle Brontë (Windy Moors Vol. 1) (Italian Edition), written in 1903 and out of sale for years before flower-ed Edition decided to republish it …

From the Family Album: Charlotte and Arthur’s Wedding

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On Friday, 11th December the BBC re-enacted Charlotte Brontё’s wedding for a documentary that will be shown in 2016. The ceremony was filmed inside St Michael and All Angels church while a group of Brontё enthusiasts was waiting in the churchyard for the newlywed couple to come out. We weren’t there unfortunately, but our friend Nick …

In the Parlour: In the Footsteps of the Brontë Sisters- Shirley

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On Saturday, 21st November 2015 we spent a lovely Brontё-afternoon at the cosy bookstore Tra Le Righe in Rome. In those days the new Italian edition of Shirley  was released by Fazi Editore, so we chose to organize the event paying particular attention to Charlotte and her second novel. As always, Valentina made us feel …

From the Library of the Brontës: Unpublished Works by Charlotte

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Great news from the Parsonage Museum: just a few months before the bicentenary of Charlotte Brontё’s birth, the Brontё Society has acquired a precious book that belonged to Maria Branwell, mother of the three Brontё sisters. The book, a copy of Robert Southey’s The Remains of Henry Kirke White, is an item of great value …