From the Library of the Brontës: An Article About the Places of Shirley by Maddalena De Leo

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On Saturday, 21st November 2015 we organized a new Brontё event at the lovely bookshop Tra Le Righe, in Rome. It was entirely dedicated to Charlotte and to the new Italian edition of Shirley  by Fazi Editore, and became a special opportunity to meet personally Brontё readers and enthusiasts. Also on this occasion, Professor Maddalena …

Peeking Through the Keyhole: Curiosities About Shirley

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On November 19th, 2015 the Italian Edition of “Shirley” by Fazi Editore will finally be available in all bookshops. While waiting for that day, what do you know about the second and less known novel by the author of Jane Eyre? Here is some information and curiosities about the work:  The title: The title of …

Today’s Guest: Maddalena De Leo, Representative of the Brontë Society in Italy

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During our Brontë adventure, we were glad to meet, even if only virtually for now, Professor Maddalena​​ De Leo. Passionate Brontë scholar, translator, and writer, Prof. De Leo is the representative of the Brontë Society in Italy,  and the person who set up the Literary Prize De Leo-Brontë, dedicated to the three sisters from Yorkshire. She’s a …

From Branwell’s Drawers: A Parody

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Today is the 167th anniversary of Patrick Branwell Bontё’s death; author of the Pillar Portrait and only male sibling of the Brontë family, Patrick is often considered as the “invisible” and “forgotten” brother, the one who wasted his own talent by living an infernal life and giving scandal. He died aged 31 on this day, …

In the Parlour: Brontë reading at Tra Le Righe

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  Last May, in occasion of Il Maggio dei Libri (a special occurrence to promote books and reading), we had the chance to organize a very special event dedicated to the Brontё family at Tra Le Righe, a cosy, lovely bookstore in Rome. The owners of this place were absolutely kind, welcoming and encouraging- trusting …