Amanda White Print: A Gift of Soldiers

From an original cut paper collage

£12.95

Late one night in 1827 the Rev. Patrick Brontë returned home from a trip
to Leeds  bringing presents for each of his children: a doll for Anne, a toy
village for Emily, ninepins for Charlotte and a box of toy soldiers for Branwell. 
Two years later Charlotte recalled how, the next morning, "Branwell came
to our door with a box of soldiers. Emily and I jumped out of bed and I 
snatched one up and exclaimed, 'This is the Duke of Wellington! It shall be
mine!'"

Those soldiers were to be the spark that lit the creative genius of the
siblings. Their fictional accounts of the soldiers' adventures
in Angria and Gondal ultimately led to some of the
best-loved classics of English literature.

30 x 21cm approx.

£12.95

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Late one night in 1827 the Rev. Patrick Brontë returned home from a trip
to Leeds  bringing presents for each of his children: a doll for Anne, a toy
village for Emily, ninepins for Charlotte and a box of toy soldiers for Branwell. 
Two years later Charlotte recalled how, the next morning, "Branwell came
to our door with a box of soldiers. Emily and I jumped out of bed and I 
snatched one up and exclaimed, 'This is the Duke of Wellington! It shall be
mine!'"

Those soldiers were to be the spark that lit the creative genius of the
siblings. Their fictional accounts of the soldiers' adventures
in Angria and Gondal ultimately led to some of the
best-loved classics of English literature.

30 x 21cm approx.