Walking The Invisible: A literary guide through the walks and nature of the Brontë sisters, authors of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights, and their beloved Yorkshire

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Walking The Invisible: A literary guide through the walks and nature of the Brontë sisters, authors of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights, and their beloved Yorkshire

Walking The Invisible: A literary guide through the walks and nature of the Brontë sisters, authors of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights, and their beloved Yorkshire

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The sisters ask their father not to reveal their success to Branwell, as they have achieved what he only dreamt of. The author entertains us with snippets of information, amusing stories and the characters he meets along the way. Naturally, the dialogues take a more intellectually stimulating turn when he’s joined by Brontë screen adaptors and literary critics.

Really enjoyed this, being able to head out on long walks through Bronte country and beyond on long distances I'm not able to do at the moment. For those who have read Michael Stewart's novel Ill Will, which re-imagines the story of Heathcliff, this book is its perfect non-fiction counterpart.Whilst I have a passing interest in literary lives, I wasn’t sure how much a part-memoir, part-biography, part-walking guide of the live of the Brontë family would resonate with someone who can only claim to have set foot in Yorkshire a handful of times and generally prefers my walking to be by way of a good tea room. Every Saturday he visited his local library and took out books, which he would read on the bus journey to and from work each day. He may have walked the same paths – the same earth – that they did, but nothing is the same at all, because time, and the world, has moved on. The letter to Lydia Robinson's solicitor which is so often held up as evidence, could as easily mean that she had been in the unfortunate position of having to report Branwell's increasingly inappropriate attentions to her and was thoroughly embarrassed by the entire situation, as you would expect for a well off, married woman in her 40s in Victorian England. Subtitled, 'Following in the Bronte's footsteps,' this is both a guide book, but also an inspirational read.

A replica of the Parsonage at Haworth was constructed on the moorland in Penistone Hill Country Park, just west of Haworth. As well as giving nail-biting accounts of Luddite conflicts with mill-owners and comparing them with Charlotte Brontë’s treatment of the same in her novel Shirley, he also follows the trail of the dying Anne Brontë’s last visit to Scarborough and brings us right up to the present day.Michael Stewart is a warm, authoritative guide on that journey, infusing his writing with a great deal of humorous, sparky dialogue, especially on the trails with walking companions. Branwell might have been in love with Lydia but there is no evidence that she so much as flirted with him.



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