Anne Brontë, the youngest and most enigmatic of the Brontë sisters, remains a bestselling author nearly two centuries after her death. The brilliance of her novels and poetry belies the quiet yet courageous girl who often lived in the shadows of her more celebrated sisters. But what do we really know about the woman herself?

Bestselling author Nick Holland is a member of the Brontë society and writer of ‘In Search of Anne Brontë’, the first biography of Anne in over 50 years. He joins Ann Dinsdale, writer and presenter of new DVD ‘Anne Brontë: The Final Journey’ and Collections Manager at the Brontë Parsonage Museum, to discuss Anne’s private life and to bring this most retiring of novelists out into the light. Yvette Huddleston chairs.


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Ann Dinsdale

Ann Dinsdale is Principal Curator at the Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth, where she works on organising exhibitions and caring for the collections. She is a contributor to The Brontës in Context and A Companion to the Brontës, and author of At Home with the Brontes: The History of Haworth Parsonage and its Occupants.

About The Authors

Nick Holland

Nick Holland is a bestselling author, professional copywriter and active member of the Brontë Society. He runs the website and blog annebrontë.org and lives in Yorkshire.


Yvette Huddleston

Yvette Huddleston is an author and journalist specialising in the arts. She has written extensively on film, theatre, literature and visual art for a wide range of national and regional publications.