Bronte museum pays 780,000 euros at auction for miniature manuscript

An employee displays the second issue of Young Men’s Magazine, a miniature manuscript dated 1830, written by Charlotte Bronte when she was 14 years old, before being put on auction at Drouot auction house in Paris, France, November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann PARIS (Reuters) – A miniature book written by the teenage Charlotte Bronte was bought at auction in Paris on Monday for 780,000 euros ($862,446.00) by a British museum whose bid was boosted by an appeal from actress Judi Dench. Bronte wrote the unpublished manuscript, which is no larger than a match box, in 1830 at the age of … Continue reading Bronte museum pays 780,000 euros at auction for miniature manuscript

Haiti’s cyclists brave protests and poor roads in race for gold

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Ousline Georges, 22, only started to take cycling seriously a year ago, wary of the many hurdles she faced such as the prohibitive cost of a decent bicycle and the treacherous roads in her home country of Haiti, the poorest in the Americas. Members of the Haiti national cycling team ride along a road during a training session near Baud, Brittany, France, October 5, 2019. The team gathered in France as part of a new program created by the Union Cycliste Internationale to foster the sport in small, developing nations. Under the program, Haitian cyclists were given … Continue reading Haiti’s cyclists brave protests and poor roads in race for gold