Sunday, 9 June 2013

Great Brontë News!

Fantastic news reported by The Guardian today; a single-page homework essay by a young Charlotte Brontë has been bought by the Brontë Society, and will be going 'home' to the Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth, West Yorkshire.

The Brontë Society paid £50,000 for the piece of homework which was written for the French teacher Charlotte was in love with. Funds were raised through donations from Society members, as well as £20,000 from the V&A purchase grant fund. The document was previously held in a private library. You can read the Guardian article here.

The Brontë museum in Haworth is somewhere I try and visit each year, because it's a beautiful place and because I count the Brontë sisters amongst my favourite writers. I look forward to seeing the new acquisition when it goes on display.

-CKB

2 comments:

  1. I absolutely loved Haworth. My mum used to take us all the time when we were little. It's such a beautiful place. I used to pretend to be Charlotte Bronte whenever we got on the steam train (there is a steam train, isn't there, or am I confusing it with another place?).

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  2. There is indeed a station there :-)
    And Haworth is just the most beautiful place. I love taking people there and introducing them to all that is Brontë.

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