Monday, May 14, 2018

Monday, May 14, 2018 11:01 am by Cristina in , , , ,    No comments
Metro shares '11 reasons to take a short break in Haworth in West Yorkshire'.
It was home to the Brontë family and it witnessed the birth of some of the most dazzling novels ever written. But the picturesque village of Haworth, nestled in the Pennines on the western edge of Yorkshire, has far more to it than Wuthering Heights. And its surrounding neighbourhood has something for everyone, from rolling hills and pub lunches to fashionable boutiques and gourmet dining. So whether you like the nightlife or the quiet life, here’s our guide to things to see and do in and around this beautiful part of the English countryside.
1. The Brontë Parsonage
No trip to Haworth is complete without a visit to the Parsonage, the home of the Brontës. These days it’s open as a museum. You can see the original dining table where the sisters sat and worked on the novels that would make them internationally famous, as well as an imagined recreation of the bedroom and study of tortured poet, and opium addict, Branwell. The family is buried in a vault in the nearby church – except for Anne, whose grave can be found in Scarborough.
2. Haworth village
 Take a stroll downhill from the parsonage and you’ll find Haworth village. It’s full of friendly pubs, galleries, cafes and interesting shops. The Villette Coffee House and Bakery offers a ‘Brontë breakfast’ and a ‘Brontë brunch’, perfect for building up your strength before those long walks over the moors. And don’t miss …And Chocolate, which sells a fabulous selection of gourmet specialities. There’s also the Rose & Co Apothecary, the local chemist where Branwell regularly obtained the laudanum that would eventually contribute towards his death. (James Baldock
Country Life discusses British regional accents and wonders,
Would Sylvia Plath’s first meeting with ‘that big, dark, hunky boy’ Ted Hughes, have been quite so explosive (she bit his cheek) had he spoken in, say, clipped Received Pro-nunciation (RP), rather than a deep, flinty West Riding accent, redolent of Heathcliff? (Flora Watkins)
The Hindu features writer Kalpana Swaminathan, who
also writes non-fiction with Ishrat Syed, says, “Ishrat and I enjoy playing literary detective, like, why is the food so awful in everything the Brontës wrote? . . . " (Mini Anthikad Chhibber)
My Jane Eyre Library shows a 1894 edition of the novel which included ads. 'Anne Brontë as a Mother' on AnneBrontë.org.

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