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Emily Brontë

Born two centuries ago in 1818, Emily Brontë was part of an amazing family in Yorkshire which produced what are now regarded as classic English literary works. Her own was called ‘Wuthering Heights‘, a story of vengeance, death, love and cruelty and it challenged Victorian ideas about class.

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Emily herself died of tuberculosis aged only 30, just a year after the book was first published. The image above is of Haworth House, the parsonage where she and her family lived and all but the youngest, Anne, died.

(Image: DS Pugh at geograph.org.uk / CC BY-SA 2.0)

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