Friday, 6 July 2007

*Bronte letter sold at auction

A letter written by Charlotte Bronte bitching about the critics of her second novel, 'Shirley' in 1849, has been sold at Christie's for £21,600.

Ann Dinsdale, the Bronte Parsonage Museum librarian at Haworth, said: "Charlotte wrote the letter shortly after she had lost her brother and sister and she was feeling vulnerable and wanted support and encouragement."

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