The Quiet Brilliance of Agnes Grey

Anne Brontë is my woman of the month for January, and for a follow up post to celebrate her I thought I would express my admiration for her first novel Agnes Grey. I’ve written quite a bit on The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, but think it is the perfect time to express my love for... Continue Reading →

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Woman Of The Month: Anne Brontë

“To represent a bad thing in its least offensive light is, doubtless, the most agreeable course for a writer of fiction to pursue; but is it the most honest, or the safest? Is it better to reveal the snares and pitfalls of life to the young a nd thoughtless traveller, or to cover them with... Continue Reading →

My Favourite Books of 2017

I’ve managed to (just) reach my Goodreads reading challenge of the year by reading 40 books. I’m really happy with what I’ve read this year, and I have been lucky enough to read some wonderful books that will stay with me forever. Here are my favourites that ranked above the others this year. Autumn and... Continue Reading →

Classics I Want To Read

After doing a post about my favourite classic novels, I realised how many classics I still haven’t read, some I still desperately want to read that have been slowly collecting dust in my to-read pile, others I’m curious or not too sure about. Here is a short list of the classics that I want to... Continue Reading →

The Genius of Emily Brontë

It makes me sad to realise I haven’t written anything about Emily Brontë yet, so far she has only been a passing mention in my posts about the Brontë family, so I wanted to express my love and appreciation for her writing in this post. Emily is seen to be tough, quiet, stubborn, a genius who was... Continue Reading →

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