TSOTA: What was behind the decision to spread the Brontë 200 celebrations over 5 years?
MW: Charlotte’s bicentenary is this year, but the Brontës managed to get themselves born in consecutive years. We have Branwell’s bicentenary next year, followed by Emily’s. The year after that, we have a fallow year, and we’re going to use that to celebrate Patrick, the father, then we round it all off with a celebration for Anne in 2020.
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