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Monday, 13 December 2010

A visitor from Greece

Elena Spanou from Greece has posted on her blog a very interesting account of her visit to Haworth and the Parsonage, together with some superb photographs. Here is the link:  http://ksotikoula.blogspot.com/


3 comments:

  1. I understood (on a visit to Haworth in June 2010) from the chap who maintains the flowers in the graveyard that the moggy is called Oscar. He is rather large and came looming out of the undergrowth and scared my wife and I around 0930pm as we scrabbled around in semi-darkness trying to locate Tabby's resting place.

    Perhaps we shall see him this year on our return...

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  2. Unlike this Greek visitor, I am a fan of Emily, and could not but admire her genius at paly in Wuthering Heights. She could have achieved much much more had she lived for a few more years. I visited the Parsonage, stealing a few hours off my visit to Leeds on business during the spring of 2010, to fulfill my life's ambition. Unfortunately, my wife also a great fan of Emily and my son too could not come with me. It was during the time in 2004-5, when my son was working on his English Literature coursework, on studies of Emily's Wuthering Heights and Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles, and when we were discussing both, that our admiration for Emily increased more than ever before.
    I could not visit the Moors as there was no time, but I spent enough time looking at the living room where the masterpieces of Emily and Charlotte was produced, the couch on which Emily breathed her last, the sofas and the table
    which was literally at the centre of their creative activity. That room to me was worh the visit and worth waiting for 50 years.

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  3. Sorry some typos,and mistakes as the preview did not work. I have corrected them now.

    Unlike this Greek visitor, I am a fan of Emily, and could not but admire her genius in crafting Wuthering Heights. She could have achieved much much more had she lived for a few more years. I visited the Parsonage, stealing a few hours off my visit to Leeds on business during the spring of 2010, to fulfill my life's ambition. Unfortunately, my wife also a great fan of Emily and my son too could not come with me. It was during the time in 2004-5, when my son was working on his English Literature coursework, on studies of Emily's Wuthering Heights and Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles, and when we were discussing both, that our admiration for Emily increased more than ever before.
    I could not visit the Moors as there was no time, but I spent enough time looking at the living room where the masterpieces of Emily and Charlotte were written, the couch on which Emily breathed her last, the sofas and the table
    which was literally at the centre of their creative activity. That room to me was worth the visit and worth waiting for 50 years.

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