Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 10:57 am by Cristina in , , , , ,    2 comments
If you'd like to meet Ellen Nussey or Tabby, then do visit the Brontë Parsonage Museum over the Easter holidays. As Keighley News reports,
Charlotte Brontë’s friend Ellen Nussey will meet visitors to a Haworth museum during the Easter holidays.
Ellen has decided to visit the Brontë Parsonage Museum because was dismayed to hear that Charlotte was about to get married.
The Brontës’ much-loved servant Tabby Aykroyd will also be at the museum to reminiscence about the famous siblings’ childhood days.
Ellen will be at the museum on March 30, April 7 and April 10 from 1pm to 3pm, while Tabby will be in residence on Good Friday, April 3 and Easter Monday.
Visitors can join a guided walk around Haworth on March 31 and hear a talk about the Brontës’ famous ‘little books’on April 1, both from 2pm.
Visitors can make a miniature garden with local artist Rachel Lee on April 2, and handle items from the museum’s collection of domestic artefacts on April 8 and 9, from 1pm to 3pm.
The museum is also hosting a new exhibition, The Brontës, War and Waterloo.
All events are free with admission to the museum. Visit bronte.org.uk for further information. (David Knights)
Bustle has an article on the #womeninfiction hashtag.
Jane Eyre. Kamala Khan. Jo March. Hermione Granger. These are just a handful of the incredible female characters celebrated in the trending #WomenInFiction hashtag. It started quite on accident, as many amazing things do, when Preeti Chhibber, a marketing manager for HarperCollins Children’s Books, started tweeting out the names of some female characters that have inspired her over the years. When her followers, and their followers followers started joining in, the idea exploded into one of the biggest trending hashtags of the weekend. (Caitlin White)
Cricket Country has an obituary on Bob Appleyard, whose autobiography is named after a poem by Emily Brontë.
However, then Appleyard thought of Emily Brontë, that sterling Yorkshirewoman, the author of Wuthering Heights. The lady who had created Heathcliff had contracted tuberculosis in the days when there was no cure. She had written these lines, because people of that era found their hope in religion:
“No coward soul is mine, No trembler in the world’s storm-troubled sphere; I see Heaven’s glories shine, And faith shines equal, arming me from fear.”
Hence, the book was called No Coward Soul. Appleyard had played much of his cricket with the undiagnosed tuberculosis infested in and gnawing away at his lung. For two years he had tussled with death and despair, at mercy of fate and physicians. And he had returned to conquer county cricket and taste success in Tests after losing half a lung. (Arunabha Sengupta)
While Thomson Reuters Foundations reminds us of some other famous people who died of TB, including Emily Brontë, of course.

The News doesn't think Portsmouth is the right city for the padlock-on-bridge tradition.
Young women then started to attach a padlock to the bridge where she used to meet her lover.
Ah, the romance of it. The story could be right out of a Brontë novel.
It conjures up visions of the cities of love such as Paris, Rome, Venice.
But not Portsmouth.
We don't think it's out of place in Portsmouth. It's actually just silly anywhere and everywhere and certainly not straight out of a Brontë novel.

Book Perfume's literary hunk of February was no other than Edward Rochester.


  1. What fun to have Ellen and Tabby on hand ! I imagine Tabby will tell visitors to " pilloputate". It's odd there 's not even a drawing of Tabby...she most likely wouldn't sit for one !

    Ellen has decided to visit the Brontë Parsonage Museum because was dismayed to hear that Charlotte was about to get married

    Indeed it was during a Haworth visit in June '54 when Ellen learned Mr. N's suit was being taken seriously. She became so upset she broke off her visit and left in a snit. Perhaps she turned the gig around after considering matters. lol

  2. Yikes! Of course I meant June of '53 . In June of '54 wedding sewing was going on