Charlotte Brontë

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I Am No Bird review – stripping back the Brontës’ chocolate-box history
This anarchic show casts off the corsets to capture just what made these literary sisters so striking

Mark Fisher

29, Apr, 2022 @11:50 AM

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Charlotte Brontë’s $1.25m ‘little book’ of 10 poems returns home
Manuscript entitled A Book of Ryhmes measures 10cm by 6cm and was written by the author when she was 13

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

25, Apr, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Jane Eyre review – who is the true ‘mad woman in the attic’?
Chris Bush’s gripping new adaptation – the centrepiece of a Brontë festival – adds an interesting psychological twist

Mark Fisher

15, Apr, 2022 @10:10 AM

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Olivia Laing: ‘I’m sorry, but Jane Eyre is a horrendous little hysteric’
The British writer on discovering Barthes, channelling Burroughs and appreciating the talents of Patricia Highsmith’s Mr Ripley

Olivia Laing

25, Feb, 2022 @10:00 AM

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New exhibition of clothing reveals Charlotte Brontë’s sensual side
Items including Mohawk moccasins and ‘the Victorian equivalent of a negligee’ on display at the Brontë Parsonage Museum suggest the novelist was more fashion-conscious than previously thought

Alison Flood

04, Feb, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Rescued library of literary treasures evokes closeness to authors
Analysis: Honresfield library brings Brontës, Austen and others to life, as characters leap from handwritten pages

Charlotte Higgins Chief culture writer

16, Dec, 2021 @5:04 PM

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Lost library of literary treasures saved for UK after charity raises £15m
The Honresfield library, including manuscripts by the Brontës, Jane Austen and Walter Scott, had been at risk of falling into private hands

Alison Flood

16, Dec, 2021 @1:07 PM

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‘You think wrong!’: top 10 rants in literature
Some distrust kvetching in print, but writers from Shakespeare to Valerie Solanas show there’s nothing wrong with constructive – and even destructive – criticism

Lucy Ellmann

25, Aug, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Walking the Invisible by Michael Stewart review – following in the Brontës’ footsteps
A walking tour of the north of England becomes a celebration of the Brontës’ work and a love letter to the wily, windy places that inspired them

Anita Sethi

15, Jul, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Pain on the page: is this the end of the hysterical, ill woman of literature?
From Hilary Mantel to Irenosen Okojie, contemporary writers are rewriting the story of illness and the female body

Arifa Akbar

19, Jun, 2021 @11:00 AM

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UK libraries and museums unite to save ‘astonishing’ lost library from private buyers
Friends of the National Libraries launch ‘once in a generation’ effort to raise £15m to buy the Honresfield library, packed with works by Brontë sisters, Jane Austen and Walter Scott

Alison Flood

17, Jun, 2021 @9:00 AM

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‘Priceless’ Brontë manuscripts could be lost to private buyer, warn experts
Historic holdings including handwritten poems by Emily Brontë are set to be auctioned by Sotheby’s, but MPs are being urged to save them for the public

Alison Flood

28, May, 2021 @2:14 PM

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