I have always had a yearning to travel back in time….
Anyone who has read Gaskill’s Life of Charlotte Bronte will know that Charlotte accompanied her father Patrick Bronte to Manchester when he underwent a successful cataract operation. Mr Wilson a famous oculist recommended comfortable lodgings which were ran by a former servant of his. The lodging house has long gone, but theContinue reading “Jane Eyre’s beginnings”
We’re always going off to Haworth, (famous for being the home of the Bronte family). Nothing much changes in Haworth. We’ve even stayed there a few times, at the bottom of the hill in a 16th century hotel called Haworth Old Hall. One time, a bat flew in to the bedroom – so I bitContinue reading “A postcard from Yorkshire”
It’s not really my 500th post – that was yesterday, but I wanted to commemorate the Titanic. I have been playing around with WordPress’ slide show tutorial and I thought what could be more fitting than to try to make a slide show of some of the items I have featured on my blog so far. Starting inContinue reading “My 500th post”
Looking back through my past posts, I realised that I haven’t done any summing up since my 427 post. I like to do this so often as it gives me new ideas and alerts me to areas of the blog which I have either abandoned or neglected. Some of the categories are outdated now, butContinue reading “My 483rd post is here”
I will be back by the time your read this post. I have been away celebrating my birthday. Where have I been? Where do you think? To one of my favorite cities ever York – that’s where! I never get sick of going to this place and we always eem to find new and excitingContinue reading “Jorvic Calls”
I was interested to hear about a desk, purported to have belonged to Charlotte Bronte and a Geometry set and art box belonging to Emily. They were auctioned off at Sotherby’s (see the results on the Bronte Blog HERE. The owner William Law was a keen collector of Bronte memorabilia and bought directly from Rev. Arthur BellContinue reading “The Bronte’s Personal effects”
I received 3 Bronte DVD’s for Christmas. All were BBC adaptations – Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights and ‘The Tenant of Wildfell Hall’. Of course, I have seen these before when they were shown – or so I’d thought. ‘The Tenant of Wildfell Hall’ starring Tara Fitzgerald, Toby Stephens and Rupert Graves is a highly enjoyable tale ofContinue reading “‘Watched: ‘The Tenant of Wildfell Hall’ by Anne Bronte’”