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Walking with the Brontës in West YorkshireWe are sure that Norman and June Buckley will guide many a Brontëite around Brontë Country in the future. This book unites typical features from walking guides with Brontë history in order to make walking in the land of the Brontës as smooth as possible. Most of the walks are on touch upon the Brontë way at some point and have been trodden on by many since the Brontës' times but the fact that the Brontës were there and saw those same views (albeit with modern additions in some cases) is always cause for awe in our humble opinion. Moreover, and speaking of modern additions, people with good walking boots should bear in mind that the Brontës trekked there in Victorian footwear and dresses.
By Norman Buckley and June Buckley
Paperback, 144 pages
15 maps and 30 colour photographs
When walking along the [Brontë] way and, perhaps, even more so when crossing Haworth and Stanbury Moors, the Brontë sisters' love of wild places so fundamental to their spirit and which so influenced their writing will be readily apparent.Indeed, Charlotte Brontë once claimed that, 'we only suffer reality to suggest, never to dictate' but along these walks and these landscapes readers of the Brontës will feel very close to them, their lives and their works. They took and gave something back to the landscapes in West Yorkshire that can now never be separated from them. Walking in their footsteps, now kindly guided by Norman and Jane Buckley, will bring you closer to the Brontës in ways you can't begin to imagine, so dust off those walking boots and get going. Don't forget your favourite Brontë-related book - together with this little book, it will be a great companion.