Brontë Territories: Cornwall and the Unexplored Maternal Legacy, 1760 – 1860 by Melissa Hardie
There will be a short talk from Melissa Hardie at 11am followed by guest readers with excerpts from the book and refreshments. Copies of the book will be available for sale on the day.
The important maternal lineage of the great literary family.
In highlighting the background of their Cornish mother and her family, it provides a major and fresh source of cultural understanding of the Brontё milieu.
Surprisingly ignored until now, Cornish contextual networks and issues are shown to have been very significant in the creative evolution of the writers.
This new illustrated study captures the whole setting in which Maria, Elizabeth and their kinship circle grew up in Cornwall, known even then as a legendary and romantic place.