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Morley Literature Festival
Brontë Relics: Literary Lunch with Ann Dinsdale
Monday, 6th Oct , 12:00 - 14:30
The Village Hotel, Tingley
Duration 2.5 hours
Price £25 (includes a three-course lunch with tea/coffee to follow)
The Brontës are the world’s most famous literary family. Their home at Haworth has become a destination for pilgrimage and the family’s letters, manuscripts and personal possessions have become revered and sought after as relics. Many of these have now returned to the Brontë Parsonage Museum at Haworth and Ann Dinsdale will be discussing her work at the Parsonage and telling the fascinating story of how the Brontë Society’s collection has grown and developed.
Ann Dinsdale is Collections Manager at the Brontë Parsonage Museum, Haworth, where she is involved with organising exhibitions and caring for the collections. She lectures and writes on aspects of the Brontës’ lives and social conditions in mid-nineteenth century Haworth. She is a contributor to The Brontës in Context’ (Cambridge University Press, 2012) and the author of The Brontës at Haworth’ (Frances Lincoln, latest edition 2013) and ‘At Home with the Brontës’ The History of Haworth Parsonage and its Occupants (Amberley, 2013).