BRONTE enthusiasts will descend on York next month to celebrate the life and work of Wuthering Heights writer Emily.

A Peculiar Music is the title of this year’s Bronte Society conference, at the Marriot Hotel, which marks the 200th anniversary of Emily’s birth.

A society spokesman said Emily had been variously described as visionary, determinedly private, and singular.

She said: “Emily is the most enigmatic of the Bronte siblings, and this conference affords in us opportunities to delve deeper into the complexities of her personality and her limited but extremely influential literary output.

“Professor Stevie Davies, Professor John Bowen, and Dr Hila Shachar have been announced as speakers, and full details can be found on our website."

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Emily 200 activities will continue at the Bronte Parsonage Museum in Haworth next month, with a talk about Wuthering Heights in popular culture on September 4, at 11.30am and 2pm.