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Charlotte’s Bicentenary in Italy

Two months already passed since Thursday 21st April and we would like to resume in this article the events that took place in Italy to celebrate the first of the four Brontë- bicentenaries. Of course the Italian representative for the Brontë Society in Italy, Professor Maddalena De Leo, was very active. She was asked to… Continue reading Charlotte’s Bicentenary in Italy

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A Little Chat With… “Jenny”- by Maddalena De Leo

During my stay in Haworth in 2007 I had the chance to spend some time and have a little chat with a very special person- the vicar of the lovely and often crowded St. Michael and All Angels, the church where the whole Brontë family is buried except for Anne, who rests in Scarborough. At… Continue reading A Little Chat With… “Jenny”- by Maddalena De Leo

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The Sisters’Room Meets the Brontë Society in Italy On The Occasion Of Charlotte’s Bicentenary

To celebrate Charlotte Brontë’s bicentenary we had been busy organizing many different events like our facebook contest and a meeting in Rome entirely dedicated to this great celebration but, on April 21st, on the very date of this very much awaited event, we decided to do something completely different: we left Rome – in good company… Continue reading The Sisters’Room Meets the Brontë Society in Italy On The Occasion Of Charlotte’s Bicentenary

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Jenny Beavan in Italy- by Maddalena De Leo

Sant’ Agata dei Goti is a charming medieval village in Campania, a region of Southern Italy where the Sannio Film Festival is held every year in July. It is the only European festival entirely dedicated to costume films and this year on Thursday 6th July 2006 it payed a particular homage to Jenny Beavan, one… Continue reading Jenny Beavan in Italy- by Maddalena De Leo

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Gawthorpe Hall- by Maddalena De Leo

In 2007, during my stay in Haworth, I had the chance to visit the majestic aristocratic house where Charlotte Brontë was hosted in the first half of the nineteenth century. Gawthorpe Hall it’s a magnificent late-Elizabethan building situated in the middle of a wonderful park, near the borders of Padiham – a small village in… Continue reading Gawthorpe Hall- by Maddalena De Leo

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Storie di geni e di fate by Charlotte Brontë-curated ad translated by Maddalena De Leo

Charlotte Brontë’s 200th birthday is getting closer and closer, and lots of amazing surprises await the Italian readers. The first one is “Storie di Geni e di Fate”, a collection of tales by a young Charlotte, translated and curated by Professor Maddalena De Leo, representative of the Bs in Italy, and just released by L’Argolibro… Continue reading Storie di geni e di fate by Charlotte Brontë-curated ad translated by Maddalena De Leo

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How Did The Brontë Sisters Eat?- by Maddalena De Leo

What did our beloved sisters eat in Nineteenth-Century Yorkshire?  In the magazine “New Statesman” Bee Wilson, author of an article appeared on January 24th, 2000 under the title “Swill for tea food”, wished that Charlotte ate better than Jane Eyre. All those who have read this very well-known novel may remember that on Sundays, at Lowood,… Continue reading How Did The Brontë Sisters Eat?- by Maddalena De Leo