Gaskell allows us to observe the Brontes
during various phases of creativity: as children and youths, listening to the local legends of Tabitha and Miss Wooler, then inventing or "making out" the juvenile stories of "The Islanders." A copy of the minutely printed, miniature notebooks in which the Brontes
wrote is inscribed in the text as if it were a "hieroglyph" to be deciphered.
Recently the Examiner featured an article on Mary Taylor of Red House and friend of Charlotte Bronte
. I did a couple of stints at Red House and it was a delightful place but a bit scary when you turned the lights out when it was dark.
"My detective work revealed that Maria's father, grandfather of the Brontes
, was a gentleman merchant of Penzance with business links to notorious smugglers.
Walford and Catherine Rayner, "Haworth and the Brontes
" is a deftly written, impressively informative, lighthearted but deeply researched study that will be of particular interest and informative guidance to on-site tourists, social historians and those who would enjoy learning about of the Bronte
family, their lives and works.
But best of all, readers experience all of this whimsy with the young Brontes
as their guides, each one's unique and vibrant personality brought to life by Valente's exquisite descriptions.
In this charming, offbeat memoir, Pennington traces the development of the Brontes
as women, as sisters, and as writers, as she recounts her own struggles to fit in as a bookish, introverted, bisexual woman.
To mark the 200th anniversary of Charlotte's birth, journalist and broadcaster Martha Kearney, novelist Helen Oyeyemi, and columnist and author Lucy Mangan are heading to the Brontes
' home of Haworth Parsonage, Yorkshire, to learn more about the inspiration behind their most famous works.
It is an imaginary world that has been conjured into existence by Charlotte and Branwell Bronte
. Together these siblings have invented an entire kingdom and its myriad of complex characters.
Yuki Chan In Bronte
Country by Mick Jackson, Publisher: Faber & Faber Price: PS12.99, ebook PS6.47 YUKIKO has travelled all the way from Japan to England, ostensibly to see her sister Kumiko in London, but ultimately to visit Haworth, fabled home of the Brontes
Worlds of Ink and Shadow: A Novel of the Brontes
. Amulet/Abrams, 2016.
Lutz animates the BrontesE material possessions, thereby reanimating the Brontes
themselves in her loving biography of the family.
Whether such work would have repaired the vast bog burst above Haworth, as witnessed by the Brontes
on a dry summer's day in 1824, is debatable.