Emily Brontë was born on 30 July 1818 in the village of Thornton Market Street on the outskirts of Bradford, in Northern England, to Maria Branwell and an Irish father, Patrick Brontë. She was the younger sister of Charlotte Brontë and the fifth of six children. In 1820, shortly after the birth of Emily's younger sister Anne, the family moved eight miles away to Haworth. It was here the children developed their literary talents. Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights was first published in London in 1847, appearing as the first two volumes of a three-volume set that included the novel Agnes Grey written by her sister, Anne. Emily Brontë never knew the extent of fame she achieved with her only novel, as she died a year after its publication, aged 30.