The manuscript of a poem written by Charlotte Bronte has sold for a world record price.
The work, called - I've Been Wandering in the Green Woods - reached more than £92,000 at auction - twice what was predicted. It's the most money ever paid for a handwritten copy of one of Charlotte Bronte's poems.
A documentary exploring the life and work of the Brontes is to be shown on ITV this evening. Actress Sheila Hancock travelled to Howarth to retrace the steps of the sisters and to find out what inspired them to write their novels.
She spoke to ITV's Daybreak about her lifelong love of the Brontes' work.
The Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth is displaying a rare artefact from the Charlotte Brontë.
The famous Charlotte Brontë "Little Book", which was sold at Sotheby's in December 2011 is on loan to the Museum from the Musée des Lettres et Manuscrits in Paris.
The ‘Little Book’ - on display until the end of August . It is one of a series of six Young Mens Magazines_ written by Charlotte Brontë.
Dated August 19, 1830, it is bound in leather by a later collector, and includes the story of a murderer setting light to his bed, prefiguring the scene in Jane Eyre_ where Mr Rochester’s insane wife Bertha sets fire to her husband’s bed-hangings.
Until it was sold 15 months ago its contents were completely unknown, making it highly likely that it will now be the focus of much scholarly research. Visitors will be able to read a couple of pages of this tantalising treasure, which has never before been published or transcribed.