Author Bonnie Greer quits troubled Bronte Society
8 June 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
The parsonage where Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte lived is now a museum
Writer Bonnie Greer has resigned as president of the Bronte Society after an internal feud over how to preserve the legacy of the Bronte sisters.
The Bronte Society runs a museum in the former home of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte in Haworth, West Yorkshire.
Greer’s departure follows months of turmoil over the society’s direction.
She stepped down at the annual general meeting on Saturday and the two leaders of a campaign to overhaul the society’s leadership were elected to its council.
Around 1,500 Bronte enthusiasts are members of the society. Last autumn, more than 50 forced an extraordinary general meeting, claiming the organisation had “lost its way” and needed to “modernise”.
The society’s council chairman Christine Went then quit after less than a month in the job and hit out at “agitators” among the membership.
Bonnie Greer had been Bronte Society president since 2011
Greer said she took a high-heeled shoe to Saturday’s meeting as a light-hearted prop to use to keep order.
“I brought my shoe because it’s been, for some of us, so grim, that I thought, I’m going to make this funny,” she told BBC Radio 4’s The World At One.
“So I brought out the shoe, made for me by Jimmy Choo himself, and said, ‘I’m …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment