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The Bronte Society toasts its 120th anniversary

PUBLISHED: 13:01 18 March 2014 | UPDATED: 11:00 06 April 2016

Sir James Aykroyd launching the exclusive Brontë Liqueur

Sir James Aykroyd launching the exclusive Brontë Liqueur

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Members of the oldest literary society in the English speaking world toasted a milestone anniversary with a very special liqueur.

The Brontë Society met at Christie’s in London to mark the organisation’s 120th anniversary with an exclusive tasting of the Brontë Liqueur, launched by Sir James Aykroyd, great-grandson of Sir James Roberts who bought the famous literary sisters’ Haworth home and presented it to the society in 1928. A donation from each bottle sold goes to the society to help with the upkeep of the popular Parsonage Museum.

Brontë Society chairman Sally McDonald welcomed guests including the Countess of Harewood and writers Claire Harman, Lucy Hughes-Hallett and Jenny Uglow.

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