Friday, July 03, 2020

Friday, July 03, 2020 12:30 am by M. in , ,    No comments
An online vent, tomorrow July 4 in Bradford:
Mrs Brontës Book Group with Sharon Wright
Hosted by Bradford Libraries
Saturday, July 4, 2020 at 2 PM

Join Sharon Wright on Facebook as she talks about her book The Mother of The Brontës - when Maria met Patrick.
Who was the mother of all Brontës?
Maria gave birth to the most gifted literary siblings the world has ever known – then vanished from history for 200 years. Sharon wrote this, her first biography to rescue this remarkable woman from the shadow of her brilliant children.
We thought it’d be fun to call our event Mrs Brontë’s Book Club because she’d definitely approve. Maria loved books as much as we do. There was the Penzance Ladies Book Club where she grew up and a subscription to The Lady’s Magazine.Maria loved poetry and theology… but also the Gothic potboilers that were all the rage in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. She was an educated Cornish gentlewoman and lady of letters long before she was mum to world-famous Yorkshire writers.
Before Cathy met Heathcliff and Jane Eyre met Mr Rochester, Maria Branwell met Mr Brontë. Their real life love story is where it all began. Along the way are scandals and secrets, smugglers and shipwrecks, great passion and bottomless sorrow.
Plenty to discuss! So until we can get together for a proper cup of tea and a custard cream, We'll see you online for Mrs Brontë’s Book Club!

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