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The museum’s first home

Keighley News has further info on the Brontë Society taking over the Visitor Information Centre in Haworth.

The Brontë Society will return to its original home after winning the chance to run Haworth’s Visitor Information Centre.
Bradford Council today rubber-stamped the bid by the society to run the Main Street facility in addition to its existing Brontë Parsonage Museum.
The museum devoted to the Brontës’ lives and works was first housed in the small stone-built building at the junction with Changegate.
The council’s ruling Executive voted to allow the society to take on the threatened service, which for many years has provided information to tourists about local attractions and accommodation.
The council had Brontë Society executive director Kitty Wright said: “We welcome the council’s decision and the opportunity to work with them to continue the delivery of visitor services in Haworth.
“The museum is an award-winning attraction currently welcoming over 70,000 visitors a year and we look forward to stepping up to the challenge of ensuring that visitors old and new discover all that the Bradford area has to offer.
“The museum’s first home was in the building which now houses the Visitor Information Centre on Main Street and it seems particularly fitting that we will return there during our bicentenary celebrations to promote this corner of Yorkshire to the world.”
The Brontë Society is currently in the second year of its five-year celebration of the 200th anniversaries of the births of the Brontë siblings, Charlotte, Branwell, Emily and Anne.
Bradford Council launched a public consultation earlier this year regarding the future of its tourism service as it bid to slash costs.
Campaigners vowed to fight any attempt to close the Haworth facility.
Under the plan approved this week, the Brontë Society will take over the lease of the Haworth VIC building in Main Street.
Provision will be based on the current seven-day opening and a full range of Discover and Visit Bradford guides would be carried.
The promotion of local and district events and accommodation providers in Haworth would continue, as well as a ticket agency service. (David Knights)
Still locally, Yorkshire Evening Post reviews the book The Yorkshire Beer Bible by Simon Jenkins.
And as a long-serving pub writer, it is little surprise that Simon also took the chance to visit some of the fabulous licensed premises for which our county is famous. They include the foody Angel at Hetton; the historic Fleece in Haworth, reputedly haunted by the ghost of Branwell Bronte; Holmfirth’s lively brewpub The Nook – and Leeds favourites such as Friends of Ham, Whitelocks and the Victoria. (Duncan Bremner)
More Brontë-connected places: Brussels. The Brussels Times features Brussels Greeters.
Philippine Nicaise of visit.brussels is product expert for greeters. She said: “We are asked for many things on greeters walks. Recently we were contacted by fans of the Bronte sisters. The Bronte sisters, Emily and Charlotte, who wrote two of the arguably greatest books in English literature – Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre – came to Brussels in 1842 to study at the Pensionnat Heger in the heart of the capital. As a result, the Brontes are eternally linked to Brussels and a greeter is the preferred choice for some to get a one-to-one insight into the Bronte’s stay here. (Kim Clayton)
Air Canada's EnRoute magazine recommends a few stops for a tour of literary London, including the National Portrait Gallery.
Stroll through the National Portrait Gallery
An easy walk south of Piccadilly, this venerable gallery presents the collective face of Britain’s literary past. Don’t miss the portrait of Anne, Emily and Charlotte Brontë, painted by their brother, Branwell. (Raphael Kadushin)
BookRiot has some suggestions of 'Dark Board Books for the Gothic Toddler'.
Let’s start off with something something to set the mood. Jane Eyre isn’t scary, but it is broody and atmospheric. This Cozy Classics Jane Eyre introduces your infant to this gothic-inspired story while the felt illustrations keep it cuddly and approachable. Each page just has one word and an illustration, plus the sturdy cardboard pages can withstand even a baby bat’s sharpened fangs. A nice beginning to your Dark Board Books curriculum.
Keeping it classic, this BabyLit Wuthering Heights introduces a few more words per page while familiarizing your kid with the stormy moors of this tumultuous, toxic romance. BabyLit simplifies classics like Cozy Classics, but moves away from the cuddly felt towards the sharp lines of these cartoon illustrations. A great way to ease your were-pup into darker narratives. (Danika Ellis)
La Vanguardia (Spain) reviews Santiago Posteguillo's new book El séptimo círculo del infierno: escritores malditos, escritoras olvidadas.
La inspiración para su obra la busca en grandes nombres de la literatura mundial, como el ruso León Tolstói o las británicas Jane Austen y Charlotte Brontë. (Nayara Batschke) (Translation)
Babbel has an article on 'The History Of The Umlaut And The Diaeresis', including the Brontës'. The New Indian Express recommends Wuthering Heights 1992 among other classics adapted to the screen. Wide Sargasso Sea is one of '87 Books by Women You Should Read Before You Die' according to PopSugar.


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