On 29th December 2012 Professor Maddalena De Leo from Italy with BS members Caterina Lerro and Elisa Fierro met in Naples to mark and enjoy a very special day: the 200th anniversary of Maria and Patrick Brontë’s wedding. While celebrations of the event were taking place at midday at Haworth in the Brontë Parsonage Museum, at about the same hour the three Italian scholars raised a toast to the Brontë sisters’ parents, as you can see in the picture below.
During the meeting Professor De Leo also read aloud some moving extracts from the novel about Maria’s life Removing the shroud of mystery originally written by her in Italian and recently published in English to mark the important event.
The trials and tribulations of being a governess - *I see now more clearly than I have ever done before that a private governess has no existence, is not considered as a living and rational being except as ...
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