CHITHAM, Edward. British, b. 1932. Genres: Children's fiction, History, Literary criticism and history, Biography, Education. Career: Education Consultant, National Association for Gifted Children, 1988-. Sr. Lecturer, Faculty of Education, The Polytechnic, Wolverhampton, 1977-88. Part-time Tutor, The Open University, 1970-, and Assistant Staff Tutor, 1991-. Master in charge of Latin, 1956-61, and Head of Library Dept., 1961-67, Rowley Regis Grammar School; Sr. Lecturer in English, Dudley College of Education, 1973-77. Publications: The Black Country, 1972; Ghost in the Water, 1973; The Poems of Anne Brontë, 1979; Brontë Facts and Brontë Problems, 1984; (with T. Winnifrith) The Brontës' Irish Background, 1985; A Life of Emily Brontë, 1987; (with T. Winnifrith) Literary Lives: Charlotte and Emily Brontë, 1989; A Life of Anne Brontë, 1990; A Bright Start, 1995; (with D. Roper) The Poems of Emily Brontë, 1996. Address: 11 Victoria Rd., Harborne, Birmingham B17 0AG, England.