On a heritage note, Charlotte Bronte's zine written when she was just 14 years old, was sold by Sotheby's (London) in December last year to La Musee de Lettres et Manuscrits, Paris for $1.1 million (US). The tiny zine (or manuscript) measures just 1.5 by 2.5 inches and contains 19 pages of tiny writing containing over 4,000 words. It was written for the toy soldiers given to the sisters by their father and was one of six 'Young Men's Magazines' written by Charlotte.
Find out more about this story and also about the Bronte sisters heritage resources at Auckland Libraries.
|Ref: 7-C1940, Emily Bronte poem entitled 'Hope', Sir George Grey Special Collections|