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Dear Reader I Read it: ‘London Belongs to Me’ by Norman Collins

Posted in BOOKS! DEAR READER I READ IT with tags , , on December 15, 2009 by echostains

london belongs to me

This book review has now been transferred to my Bookstains blog, where you will find book, film reviews and poetry – including poetry challenges (which are still open)

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Black Sheep Branwell: It wasn’t ALL Rock and Roll…

Posted in ART, ART HISTORY, BRONTE BITES, PAST PLACES, YORK BREAK with tags , , , , , on September 7, 2009 by echostains

Branwell Bronte self portrait

Branwell Bronte self portrait

It’s Sunday, so it’s just a quick post again. Whilst in Haworth I visited Branwell Bronte’s exhibition.  It’s a small one, but it at least affords us a more rounded picture of Patrick Bronte’s tragic son.  There were small water colours, poems both in tiny form and a more ordinary format.

branwell bronte sketch

branwell bronte sketch

Small plays and even Branwell’s wallet were displayed.  I couldn’t get an image of it, but it was larger than I thought….and probably empty for many a long year lol!

tiny tiny writing

tiny tiny writing

Amazingly, Branwell was once a member of the Temperance Society, and once presided! A couple of his Temperance cards are on display, signed by himself and his father Patrick.

More tomorrow

More of my recent posts relating to Haworth and the Bronte’s;-

Did the REAL Charlotte Bronte just stand up?

Staying at Wuthering Heights (as one does )

Haworth STILL wuthering and very much so

Wuthering Heights 2009 ITV version

Sex Drugs and Literature – Branwell Bronte gets his place in the sun