The Brontës at Haworth is published by Frances Lincoln while At Home with the Brontës is from Amberley Publishing, both costing £14 99. In the first book Ann, the librarian at the Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth, presents a thorough, comprehensive account of the Brontës and the people and places that shaped them. She considers the family and their work within the social and historic context of Haworth, and explores how the village came to be a world-famous literary shrine.
Ann traces the story of each family member, explores their novels and poetry, and presents a detailed picture of Haworth in the mid-19th century. The book is beautifully illustrated with rarely-seen images from the Haworth archives, including drawings by Charlotte and Emily, and haunting pictures by photographer Simon Warner. While Ann creates a vivid picture of 19th century Haworth, she doesn’t romanticise the place. (...)At Home with the Brontës has been published to coincide with a new exhibition at the museum which focuses on the building and those who lived in it.
Ann explores the impact of the Brontës’ home on the sisters’ writing and what it was like for their successors living in a literary shrine. (...) Ann uses a variety of sources, mostly unpublished, to portray the stories. bronteblog/a-vivd-picture-of-19th-century-haworth
While I am searching on Google I find another book of Ann Dinsdale. I didn't know this book.
Haworth has long been labelled Bronte country' but did you know that Cumbria, Derbyshire and the East Coast can also lay claim to the literary clan? As the title suggests, Bronte Connections explores the family's link with areas around the county, from Rawdon to Scarborough. The illustrated volume contains 43 photographs of places associated with the Brontes' lives and works, and a map tracing the locations. The book wouldn't be complete without photographs of Haworth. These include Main Street - "with its higgledy-piggledy cottages and ginnels, looking much as the Brontes would have known it" - and Haworth Old Hall which served as Wuthering Heights in the first film adaptation of Emily's novel. There's a lovely 1900 photograph of the Haworth Ramblers, all wearing bowler hats and pocket watches, congregating outside Middle Witherns, a moorland farmhouse familiar to the Brontes, and also included is Top Withens, the inspiration for Wuthering Heights.
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