One of my favourite things to do is to visit places that are associated with authors whose work I have read and enjoyed; that's why I've been to the Brontë Parsonage in Haworth so much. Due to lockdown in the UK, I've not ventured far from home at all, and only started visiting the supermarkets… Continue reading A Trip to Elizabeth Gaskell’s House
I escaped the working from home life earlier this week and made a trip to Wycoller Village to recharge my batteries and wind down. I took many pictures and videos and this post is a chance to share them with you and introduce you to the village's Brontë connection. Reader, enjoy. Wycoller is a village… Continue reading Walking in Wycoller
A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to enjoy a trip to Scarborough, a place that, for Brontëites, has become synonymous with the youngest member of the family, Anne. During my trip I visited the Anne 200 exhibition at the Woodend Creative Workspace and I also stopped off at Anne’s grave at St. Mary’s… Continue reading My Journey with Anne Brontë, Part 2: Wood’s Lodgings and The Grand Hotel in Scarborough
The origins of the Brontë juvenilia are now legendary. In June 1826, Branwell Brontë was famously given a set of wooden toy soldiers by his father, Patrick. This seemingly unimportant event - a father gifting his son a set of toys to play with - has become monumental in the story of the Brontës. Patrick's gift… Continue reading A Tiny Book, a Big Campaign, and an Even Bigger World.