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Talk:Bringing Charlotte Brontë’s Little Book Home at Midland Hotel

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Talk, Sat 2 Jul 2022


Bringing Charlotte Brontë’s Little Book Home

Bringing Charlotte Brontë’s Little Book Home

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Bradford Literature Festival


Forster Square,
West Yorkshire,

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In 2011, a tiny, hand-written book by Charlotte Brontë was auctioned at Sotheby’s. It formed part of the second series of The Young Men’s Magazine, consisting of six issues, four of which were held at the Brontë Parsonage Museum. Despite a very high-profile and successful fundraising campaign, the museum was outbid at the auction and the little book was acquired by the Aristophil collection in Paris.

In 2018, museum staff were alerted to the fact that the little book was likely to come back on the market. In November 2019, following a second fundraising campaign, the Brontë Parsonage Museum was successful in purchasing the little book at auction in Paris.

Join Ann Dinsdale and Rebecca Yorke from the Brontë Parsonage Museum as they discuss the literary and cultural significance of the little book and other Brontë treasures, the political implications of private ownership versus public preservation, and their incredible campaign to bring the book back to Haworth.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPostboxAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

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Dates Times
Sat 2 Jul 2022 14:00 to 15:00


See location of Midland Hotel on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 164332  Lat: 53.79484 Long: -1.75250

By Road:
Take the M62, M606, A6177 and then the A650. Maintain A650 and bear right. Go straight through 2 sets of lights. Turn left at the following lights signed city centre south. Turn right at the roundabout and left at the next roundabout, hotel is on your right hand side.

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality