This month, one of our favorite literary destinations, the Brontё Parsonage Museum in Haworth, England, opens a new exhibit entitled “No Coward Soul,” celebrating the life and work of Emily Brontё, the force behind Wuthering Heights. The exhibition (which takes its name from Emily’s haunting poem “No Coward Soul is Mine”), runs through December and it marks the first time all of the Brontё Society’s “Emily Collection” has been on display together. Among the many items of memorabilia featured are the author’s christening mug, her straw bonnet and sketches of the family’s three dogs. (Emily was a notorious dog lover and her beloved canine, Keeper, even attended her funeral!) Also not to be missed is the black couch upon which Emily gasped her dying breath, which has long been one of the most moving items on display at the Parsonage.
This spring, scenes from the upcoming major motion picture “Brontё” are to be filmed in Haworth and the surrounding Yorkshire moors, which is sure to make for some gorgeous cinematography. (See “On the Road” for a few snapshots from our trip there a year ago.)