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Charlotte Brontë’s ‘Little Book’, written as a teenager, to come home to Haworth

I’m lucky to live only half an hour’s drive from the home of the Brontë sisters in Haworth, West Yorkshire, one of my favourite places in the world. (If you’re a Brontë fan, you might like to visit my post containing new photos of the parsonage, or my article on a writers’ workshop held at…… Continue reading Charlotte Brontë’s ‘Little Book’, written as a teenager, to come home to Haworth

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The tragic life of the Brontë sisters, and new photos of the parsonage at Haworth

If you’ve followed my blog for a while you’ll know I live in West Yorkshire, not far from Haworth and the home of the Brontë sisters, Charlotte, Emily and Anne. I’ve visited the Brontë parsonage many times. Every time I discover something new, and I always come away with another perspective on this extraordinary family. With each…… Continue reading The tragic life of the Brontë sisters, and new photos of the parsonage at Haworth

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Places (not) to visit in the beautiful county of Yorkshire

This weekend is a Bank Holiday weekend in England – hooray! The last Monday in August is always an official holiday, and banks are shut, and most people can take the day off. Along with Easter Monday, Christmas and Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day, we have two other Bank Holidays in England – the…… Continue reading Places (not) to visit in the beautiful county of Yorkshire

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The Brontë sisters, Haworth and Jackie Kay

Last week I was lucky enough to attend a writers’ workshop at the Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth.  The workshop was run by the Scots poet Jackie Kay.  Jackie Kay is the writer in residence at the Parsonage (what a brilliant job that must be!)  She is also Professor of Creative Writing at Newcastle Uni,…… Continue reading The Brontë sisters, Haworth and Jackie Kay