This is a talk that I gave on the three Bronte sisters, Charlotte, Emily and Anne.
|Left to Right: Anne, Emily and Charlotte Bronte|
It was broadcast on the Overnights program on RN on the ABC on Tuesday 26th February 2019.
To listen to the recording of the talk, you can go to:
or look for "The three sisters who became literary giants" via the ABC Listen App.
Here is the poem by Emily Bronte which I used to close the talk by reading the last verse.
Riches I hold in light esteem
And Love I laugh to scorn
And lust of Fame was but a dream
That vanished with the morn–
And if I pray, the only prayer
That moves my lips for me
Is–"Leave the heart that now I bear
And give me liberty."
Yes, as my swift days near their goal
'Tis all that I implore
Through life and death, a chainless soul
With courage to endure!
Emily Bronte March 1, 1841