Hello and welcome to Brontë Babe Blog. I’m Nicola, a Brontëite and MA graduate of Literature with a passion for late eighteenth and nineteenth century English literature. The topic of my MA dissertation was Charlotte Brontë’s juvenilia, and I am continuing to research this as an independent scholar as PhD funding has proved elusive despite my best efforts. I may not be a doctor or a professor, but I know the Brontës. I started this blog with the aim of introducing readers and fellow Brontë enthusiasts to the early fiction, or juvenilia, of the siblings.
The Brontës’ early work is initially set in Glass Town, a fictional province in Africa, however, Anne and Emily later created their own world of Gondal, and Charlotte and Branwell developed their original world, with a focus on the new kingdom of Angria. For many years childhood writing and child authors have been dismissed and their literary merit questioned, however, there is much to appreciate and enjoy within these texts.
However, due to the interest I have received, I’ve expanded the site to feature more posts on all aspects of the Brontës’ lives and literature. Although this site mainly features posts about the Brontë family, I also blog about my visits to literary exhibitions such as the Brontë Parsonage Museum’s Brontë 200 celebrations, and my trips to Haworth.
You can also find some non-Brontë posts including my Diary of a Special Collections Intern, a series of posts documenting my recent internship as a Special Collections Library Assistant at Liverpool Hope University where I worked with literary archives and rare material, and my posts documenting the Adpot-a-Grave scheme that I am part of.
To contact me you can either email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or find me on Twitter under the name @BronteBabeBlog. Happy reading.
By Nicola F. a.k.a. The Brontë Babe
Thanks for reading. Find me on twitter @BronteBabeBlog where I tweet about books, the Brontës, and animal rights. A lot.
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