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!

The 11 worst couples in literature

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 The 11 worst couples in literature