Hymns from the Sisters
This collection vividly captures the voices of the Brontë sisters with accents of period detail and the sweeping, bleak landscape which informed their lives and writing. Conally-Barklem's evocative writing transports the reader to a time of tallow candles and sealing wax where the timeless unfolding of the human condition occurs in the fragile frames of the exceptional Brontës.
In this beautiful, evocative collection, poet Emma Conally-Barklem reflects on the county of Yorkshire and its three ridings, conveying the everyday happenings of its towns, villages and cities against a wider societal context with the Moors and countryside acting as a bas-relief. Broadly autobiographical, it is couched in the writer’s own working-class background and holds grief, identity and human connection at its heart..