Kitty Wright, executive director of the Bront� Society, and John Thirlwell, chair of the trustees, Bront� Society, at the Bronte  Parsonage Museum.  Picture by Bruce Rollinson

The Brontë parson who made the books look better

The internecine conflict between its traditionalists and modernists has for years played out like the plot from a Victorian novel. But the latest figures to emerge from the parsonage at Haworth suggest that the steady­ing influence of a clergyman who is Patrick Brontë’s spiritual successor might finally be calming the waters.

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