THE MUCH-ANTICIPATED NEW BOOK by MELISSA HARDIE …


Available now for pre-order in our Book Shop - all proceeds from the sale of this book go to The Hypatia Trust

Bronte Territories

THIS NEW BOOK EXPLORES…

the important maternal background of the great literary family. In highlighting the background of their Cornish mother and her family, it provides a major and fresh source of cultural understanding of the Brontё milieu. Surprisingly ignored until now, Cornish contextual networks and issues are shown to have been very significant in the creative evolution of the writers. This new illustrated study captures the whole milieu in which Maria, Elizabeth and their kinship circle grew up in Cornwall, known even then as a legendary and romantic place.

An official book launch will be held at the Morrab Library in November, as well as a talk at Penlee House. Keep an eye on our website for more updates!


WOMAN OF THE MONTH …SEPTEMBER 2019


Hypatia Woman of the Celebrates and promotes women in Cornwall past & present. This month features the conductor of the Penzance Orchestral Society Judith Bailey.