Posted on December 16, 2019 at 11:46 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A British author has launched a fundraising campaign to save a house with ties to Charlotte Brontë.

The Red House, in West Yorkshire, England, used to serve as a local museum, until budget cuts forced it to close.

Now, charitable groups have until at least June 2020 to raise money for its purchase.

The Red House appears in Brontë’s novel Shirley but is called Briarmains; this literary tie and others led writer Jill Hughes to imagine buying the house and converting it into a local literary museum.

The Bookseller has more information about the Red House and Hughes’s campaign.

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