A pause to remember
There was a minute’s silence during the talk I attended at the Art Gallery, NSW to hear a talk on the talented Bronte family. On this auspicious date, I was glad to have a moment to remember so many young men and women who gave their live
s. I’m sure people all over Australia in public places at least, were remembering at that particular hour.
That Bronte Family!
The talk was on an eternally interesting subject to me, that of the Bronte Family, with Charlotte Bronte, and Jane Eyre (first published 1847) in full focus and expert speaker on the subject Suzanne Fullerton at her best.
I find it extraordinary that some 150 years later readers are still enjoying the three sisters’ young efforts; for all of them, Charlotte, Emily and Anne – as well as their brother Branwell- died young.
As a writer I am grateful that the written word can endure to delight more and more readers down the generations when they are of the calibre of novels such as Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.