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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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Old and new – 13 brilliant books set in Yorkshire in the north of England

The landscape and people of Yorkshire have inspired writers for hundreds of years. With its rich history and incredible variety, it’s no surprise the county has produced such a wealth of great literature. I’ve written a few articles about books inspired by or set in Yorkshire over the years, but with brilliant new books coming…… Continue reading Old and new – 13 brilliant books set in Yorkshire in the north of England

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Do you believe in the supernatural? Some unexplained happenings, plus my favourite supernatural stories

It’s time for another Round Robin, and this month, as it’s the month of Hallowe’en, our topic is all about the supernatural. Here’s our first question: Do you believe in angels, spirits, ghosts, demons or other ethereal beings or locations? I could write so much on this! I suppose the short answer is no, but…… Continue reading Do you believe in the supernatural? Some unexplained happenings, plus my favourite supernatural stories

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From Wuthering Heights to The Secret Garden: Literature inspired by Yorkshire in the north of England

I’m part of an excellent Book Club on Facebook, whose members organise actual meetings – not just in the virtual world, but in real life! This weekend many of the members will be meeting in Leeds, in my home county of Yorkshire, to talk about books. It sounds a brilliant day out, but sadly, I…… Continue reading From Wuthering Heights to The Secret Garden: Literature inspired by Yorkshire in the north of England