Saturday, January 18, 2020

Saturday, January 18, 2020 1:00 am by M. in , ,    No comments
Sharon Wright presents her latest book, The Mother of the Brontës, in Keighley:
The Mother of the Brontës: when Maria met Patrick
An illustrated talk by author, journalist and scriptwriter Sharon Wright.

Keighley Local Studies Library
Saturday 18th January, 10.30am
Free event, all welcome

Keighley Local Studies Library will host a talk by author, journalist and scriptwriter Sharon Wright about the subject of her recently published book ‘The Mother of the Brontës: when Maria met Patrick’.
The book tells the previously untold story of Maria Branwell from her early life as a well-to-do lady of Cornwall, to her life in Apperley Bridge, Thornton and Haworth. The author explores the enormous, often overlooked influence that the brave and intelligent Maria Branwell had on her daughters Charlotte, Emily and Anne.
Sharon Wright, who now lives in London with her family, started her journalistic career as a reporter at the Keighley News. She has since worked as a writer, editor and columnist for national newspapers, the BBC, Disney, Glamour, Red and the New York Post. Her first book, ‘Balloonomania Belles’, was published last year.
The venue for the talk, Keighley Local Studies Library, is home to an excellent collection of Brontë literature, critical works, articles and news cuttings. The history of the collection dates back to the nineteenth century and includes the archives and some book stock from the Keighley Mechanics’ Institute, of which Patrick Brontë was an active member, and where the family attended lectures and gained some art tuition.
This is a great opportunity to meet Bradford-born bestselling author Sharon Wright in the historic cultural setting of Keighley Library and to find the exciting discoveries that can be made through a well researched and illustrated book on a fascinating local subject. (Bradford and District Local Studies)
Further information in Keighley News.
And at the Parsonage:
Parsonage Wrapped
Saturday 18 January 2020, 14:00 h

In this returning favourite, we offer an opportunity to take a peek behind the scenes during the Museum's annual closed period. A member of our Curatorial Team will take you through the delicate and painstaking process of putting the house to bed, carrying out vital conservation and cleaning work, and updating our displays and exhibitions. Parsonage Wrapped offers exclusive access during our busiest and most exciting time of year, and the chance to experience the Museum as you've never seen it before. 


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