A LONG-FORGOTTEN book about the Rev Patrick Bronte has made it back into print - more than a century after it was first published.
Father Of The Brontes, by W W Yates, was written and first published in 1897 and tells of Mr Bronte's time as a curate in Dewsbury and Hartshead.
Now, thanks to Mirfield woman Imelda Marsden, an updated version of the book has been published.
Mrs Marsden, a social historian and member of the Bronte Society, started her quest to get the book reprinted in 2004.
She first read the work when she was a child. She said: "It has been a long road but we've finally made it."
One of the biggest hurdles was raising the £2,000 needed to publish the book.
Mrs Marsden has also added new information to the book about Mr Bronte's descendants.
This follows her painstaking research into the Bronte family tree.
Her triumphs include finding the grave of his niece, Rose Ann Heslip in Whitechapel Churchyard, Cleckheaton, last June.
Mrs Marsden also traced Rose Ann's great-grand-daughter, Ann Lennon, who lives in Dublin.
Proceeds from the sale of the reprinted book will go to Holly Bank School at Mirfield.
The school was formerly known as Roe Head and was attended by Mr Bronte's famous literary daughters, Anne, Emily and Charlotte.
The book - which includes a foreword by the Bishop of Wakefield, the Rt Rev Stephen Platten - will be launched on Tuesday at 7.30pm at Healds Hall Hotel in Liversedge.
The hotel was once a boarding school owned by a friend of Mr Bronte.
Some of the present-day Bronte family - including Carol Bronte, a descendant of Mr Bronte's mother from Northern Ireland - will be at the launch.
Bronte-related artefacts and crafts will be on show at the event, which is open to everyone. Entry is free.