RTE Guide/Penguin Ireland 2015 Winning Short Story.

My story “Beautiful things in his head” won the 2015  RTE Guide / Penguin Ireland short story competition. The story was published in the RTE Guide of August 17th 2015. I was previously shortlisted in 2014 and long listed in 2013. Here’s the story if you’d like to have a read. It contains a referenceContinue reading “RTE Guide/Penguin Ireland 2015 Winning Short Story.”

Have you ever wondered where it all began for Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë?

The Genesis of the authors Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell. (Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë) Charlotte’s discovery of Emily’s poems        The story of the Brontë sisters’ metamorphoses into the Bell authors begins ‘…in the autumn of 1845…’[1] when Charlotte discovers poems by Emily and considers them worthy of publication. It is a story dominatedContinue reading “Have you ever wondered where it all began for Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë?”

Charlotte Brontë: I thought I might share some facts on Charlotte as part of her bicentenary celebrations.

The name Brontë: The Rev Patrick Brontë , father of the Brontë authors was born Patrick Prunty, into a family of ten children, in Co. Down in Ireland. Although the family were peasant farmers Patrick showed an early interest in Greek and Latin classics and came to the attention of a local Methodist, the RevContinue reading “Charlotte Brontë: I thought I might share some facts on Charlotte as part of her bicentenary celebrations.”