I bought this book when I was 13, had a brief read and rapidly lost interest. I was looking for another Jane Eyre and this really wasn’t it. Charlotte herself […]
I always get annoyed by the assumption that 19th century writers would have included sex scenes if it had been acceptable back then, as if these scenes are somehow ‘missing’. […]
I wanted to share this horror today because a new biopic has been announced about Emily Brontë. The headline cast features a love interest for Emily. A love interest. For […]
This is another one of my grandmother’s books – she bought herself a copy of Agnes Grey during a Haworth trip a few years before her death. She was near-sighted […]
I was thinking today about how Jane Eyre has become such a truly iconic character. Take her out of her home novel and plonk her anywhere else in literature, […]
Who here has actually read Shirley?
I read this as a teenager – it’s such a fascinating contrast to Jane Eyre. I wouldn’t say that the original novel slips over the darkness exactly but we certainly […]