Why has the Brontë Society descended into shocking melodrama?
2016-06-15 14:33:56 GMT
"There’s an unholy row going on at the parsonage in Haworth as the keepers of the sisters’ literary legacy split into two warring factions"
"At its AGM on Saturday, members heard that five people from the governing council had stepped down since Christmas. The chair, John Thirlwell, was barracked, causing him to reply: “I’m just trying to deliver my report, if that’s all right with you.” Former chair Alexandra Lesley tried to explain why she left the post after just six months (“a lot of bad behaviour”), but was cut off after her allotted three minutes, upon which another member began “screaming” the words “let her finish” repeatedly until he was threatened with expulsion."
"One conservative said that when she saw the modernisers’ new rules, “I felt like I had come into the Stasi!” There was even a failed attempt to exclude a journalist who was taking notes."
I feel let down that there isn't a single sketchy orphan or hidden spouse involved, from what I can tell. Not enough shouting into bad weather.
I was really hoping this would end with someone banging their head against a tree.
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