The genesis of genius. The tiny books. - The tiny, hand-lettered, hand-bound books Charlotte and Branwell Brontë made as children surely qualify. Measuring about 2.5 by 5 centimeters, page after...
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Charlotte Brontë: the stories behind the stories
Sunday, 3 April 2016 - 2:00pm
Celebrating the bicentenary of Charlotte Brontë's birth - Icon of English literature, Charlotte Brontë and her siblings grew up in a world of stories, many of them of their own creation. In this talk by Sue Newby from the Brontë Parsonage Museum, we explore the idea that much of Charlotte Brontë's writing has its origins in events and characters from her own life. Did Charlotte really know of an actual ‘mad’ wife locked away in an attic, and how far was the passionate, mysterious Mr Rochester inspired by a married Belgian school teacher?
Settle Library will have brought all their Brontë
books to the front of the Library, so you can browse or even borrow some to inspire you at home.