OTD d. Emily Dickinson – and the benefits of obscurity to a writer

Emily Dickinson – and the benefits of obscurity to a writer Today is the anniversary of the death of the great American poet, Emily Dickinson (10 Dec 1830 – 15 May 1886). Another author from my ‘famous and appreciated … too late’ series. All quotes in this post are from Emily’s writing, unless mentioned otherwise. If I read a book and it makes my whole … Continue reading OTD d. Emily Dickinson – and the benefits of obscurity to a writer

Background 1950s graphic story of the Bronte family

Three Sisters of Haworth, the Bronte family in wonderful 1950s graphic art

Three Sisters of Haworth – a graphic story I have two interests that rarely get reflected on this blog. I collect/sell vintage prints (on a small scale) and I’m a fan of the world of speech bubbles (cartoons and graphic art). So I was delighted when my love of these collided with my love of things Victorian and I got my hands on a 1950s … Continue reading Three Sisters of Haworth, the Bronte family in wonderful 1950s graphic art

Happy Birthday Charlotte Brontë – 200 today!

Happy birthday Charlotte Brontë! Born 200 yrs ago today. Born: 21 April 1816 – Died: 31 March 1855.   In today’s papers: Why we should be celebrating Charlotte Brontë The secret history of Jane Eyre: Charlotte Brontë’s private fantasy stories (Guardian) Charlotte Brontë quiz  (Telegraph) Charlotte Brontë quiz  (Guardian) Charlotte Brontë quiz  (Daily Mirror) Bronte Parsonage Museum Continue reading Happy Birthday Charlotte Brontë – 200 today!

11 worst couples in literature: Bertha Mason and Edward Rochester from Jane Eyre

No. 5.  Bertha Mason and Edward Rochester from Jane Eyre Spoiler alert! Clearly not a successful marriage. Bertha is insane, can’t be divorced and has pyromaniac and suicidal tendencies. Certainly she has her own story to tell (as imagined in Wide Sargasso Sea). It can’t help a marriage when wife number two is waiting in the wings before wife number one has left the stage. … Continue reading 11 worst couples in literature: Bertha Mason and Edward Rochester from Jane Eyre