A BOOK signing will be a highlight of the last late-night opening of the year at the Brontë Parsonage Museum.

Literature fans are invited to join museum staff for a glass of sherry and a chance to explore the atmospheric Haworth building after hours, until 8pm on Thursday, December 14.

The house will be decorated for the festive season and the shop shelves will be bursting with ideas for last-minute gifts.

Local author Stephen Whitehead will be available at the museum to sign copies of his recently re-issued book, The Brontës’ Haworth.

Admission will be free after 5pm for visitors who provide proof of residence in BD22, BD21, BD20 or Thornton. Usual admission prices apply to all the visitors.

The last admission is 7.30pm. Visit bronte.org.uk/whats-on or call 01535 640192 for further information of activities in and around the Brontë Parsonage Museum throughout the winter.