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This year we're celebrating International Women's Day with The Big Brontë Book Swap!

The Brontë sisters wrote in a time where there was an incredible amount of prejudice against women. Their novels and poetry were originally published under the pseudonyms of Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell, as a way to disguise their sex. These gender fluid names were to ensure they could be taken seriously without sexist barriers.

This year's International Women's Day theme is #EmbraceEquity. We want to celebrate fairness in the book world, and think about how far we've come since the Brontës had to conceal their sex to get published. 

So this year we're hosting The Big Brontë Book Swap! At this free event you can bring some books that you've read along to our warm and welcoming space. You'll get the opportunity to have some free refreshments, chat to others about your favourite authors, and swap your books for something you've not read before.

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The Big Bronte Book Swap

Type:Literary Event

The Old School Room, Church Street, Haworth, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD22 8DR

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Season (11 Mar 2023)
Saturday11:00 - 14:00

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Old School RoomsThe Old School Room, HaworthBuilt by Patrick Brontë in 1832 and taught at by all his famous children, the Old School Room it is an integral part of the Brontë landscape and story.

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