Emily Brontë’s Poetry

Emily Brontë's Poetry In Sally Wainwright’s biopic about the Brontë family To Walk Invisible, one of my favourite scenes shows Charlotte discovering Emily’s poetry for the first time. While Charlotte starts reading her work, (a mixture of The Prisoner and High Waving Heather) we too hear it in Emily’s voice, the scene crossed with Emily... Continue Reading →

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Emily Brontë’s Wild and Wonderful Wuthering Heights

"Here all the faults of Jane Eyre (by Charlotte Brontë) are magnified a thousand fold, and the only consolation which we have in reflecting upon it is that it will never be generally read".  James Lorimer, North British Review, 1847. This July is Emily Brontë's bicentenary, and to honour the 200 years since her birth, I’m going... Continue Reading →

Books for International Women’s Day

My favourite books by women, about women in history. There’s so many posts I wanted to write for today, which hopefully I will at some point. For now, however, I’m sticking to these ones in particular, as these have shaped my outlook on history, and remind me that there is hundreds and thousands of years... Continue Reading →

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 →

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