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Heathcliff, it’s me: Kate Bush’s arty new eulogy to Emily Brontë

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Kate Bush loves the Brontë sisters—her exceptional 1978 single, Wuthering Heights, is after all a homage to Emily Brontë’s eponymous windswept novel published in 1847. The Bush/Brontë bond endures as the singer will pen an inscription on a stone in homage to the literary giant for a new public art installation due to be installed in Yorkshire this summer (from 7 July; Bradford Literature Festival). The poet Carol Ann Duffy, and novelists Jackie Kay and Jeanette Winterson will write tributes to the other Brontë sisters (each of the four passages will be under 100 words). The four stones will form a trail between the family home in Haworth and the sisters’ birthplace seven miles away in Thornton; the cartographer Christopher Goddard will create hand-drawn maps for the new Brontë route. Arts Council England and the Provident Financial Group are supporting the project.

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