Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 12:30 am by M. in , , , ,    No comments
An alert from the Headingley LitFest:
Living with Emily Brontë
Tuesday 13 March
7.30pm Leeds Library,
Commercial Street

An illustrated talk by Ann Dinsdale, Principal Curator of the Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth, to mark the bicentenary of the birth of Emily Brontë, the author of Wuthering Heights, who spent nearly all her life at the Parsonage. The talk draws on a curator’s experience of working at the Museum, and looks at items in its collection which help illustrate Emily’s life.

Ann is pictured with Nero, a merlin hawk rescued from the moors by Emily and painted by her in October 1841. ‘And like myself lone, wholly lone,’ she wrote in a poem about it. The bird was given away, never to be seen again, while she was at a boarding school in Brussels in 1842.

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