Page wall post by The Brontë Society - The Brontë Society: Shirley published 26 October 1849. The first reviewer declared the opening chapter 'vulgar ... unnecessary ... disgusting' and divined...
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The completion of Mrs Kellett's three-year term as President came in 1987, bringing to an end many years of valuable service to the Society. She had joined the council in 1947 and had worked with enthusiasm and determination in various capacities; she brought more success to the Society's efforts in the saleroom and strove always that the Parsonage should be carefully preserved furnished and decorated as it was in the days of the Brontës.She was also the author of Haworth Parsonage: The home of the Brontës (1977). Charles Lemon described its relevance:
In 1977, the Society published Haworth Parsonage: The Home of the Brontës by Jocelyn Kellett. This was an ably researched and well illustrated volume, one of the Society's most important publications to date. (ibidem)