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 …

View From the Window: The Brontës in Brussels

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This last summer, our strong passion for the Brontё family led us far away from the Parsonage and from England- in fact, we followed Charlotte and Emily’s footsteps to Brussels, Belgium. We examined everything in depth, set a plan, got a map and a good kway, and in a cold and wet afternoon of August, …

Today’s Guest: Interview to Sarah Laycock from the Brontë Parsonage Museum

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During our second trip to Haworth, we met very nice people. One of them was a wonderful blue-eyed young woman called Sarah Laycock. She was our guide in the Brontё Treasure Tour at the Parsonage, and she showed us some of the most incredible letters, manuscripts, drawings and personal possessions of the Brontё family with …

On the Wall: the Pillar Portrait

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The painting tells us a lot about the colours, the features and the expressions of Anne, Emily and Charlotte – from left to right. Also known as “The Pillar Portrait” because of the presence of a white streak between the two taller figures, the painting hides a secret – looking carefully at that white pillar behind …