Brontë, Literature, Poetry, Reviews

There Was No Possibility of Taking a Walk That Day: A Collection of Poems from the 2020 COVID-19 Lockdown

Unprecedented is a word that seems to be on everyone's lips at the minute due to the very strange time we find ourselves living in. 2020 is a year that's thrown previously unimaginable things at us all and it's been a year of horror, bewilderment, separation, and loss. It's hard not to look at the… Continue reading There Was No Possibility of Taking a Walk That Day: A Collection of Poems from the 2020 COVID-19 Lockdown

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Brontë, Juvenilia, Literature, Reviews, Uncategorized

Charlotte Brontë’s The Search After Happiness, Good Editing, and the Brontë Juvenilia

Background As I'm obsessed with the Brontë juvenilia, I make it my business to read as many versions of the writings as I can find. Yes, in theory, the narratives should be the same, but in the case of juvenilia, how a text is edited can have a big impact on how it is not… Continue reading Charlotte Brontë’s The Search After Happiness, Good Editing, and the Brontë Juvenilia

Juvenilia, Literature, Reviews

Reading Challenge 2020 Update

Now that we're pretty much halfway through 2020 I thought I'd share with you an update on my 2020 reading challenge. I’ve set myself another Goodreads challenge which is to read 35 books this year. So far it's going well and I've read 22 out of 35 books (thank you lockdown) so I'm more than… Continue reading Reading Challenge 2020 Update

Brontë, Juvenilia, Literature, Reviews

Review: Charlotte Brontë Before Jane Eyre by Glynnis Fawkes

My obsession with the Brontë juvenilia and basically everything Charlotte ever wrote before penning her masterpiece, Jane Eyre, in 1847, meant that just the title of Glynnis Fawkes' new book, Charlotte Brontë Before Jane Eyre was enough to spark my interest. I'm glad to see an increasing focus on the Brontë juvenilia and the stories Charlotte,… Continue reading Review: Charlotte Brontë Before Jane Eyre by Glynnis Fawkes

Brontë, Literature, Reviews, Uncategorized

Brizecombe Hall: A Short and Sweet Jane Eyre-Inspired Read

As regular readers of Brontë Babe Blog will know, I am obsessed with all things Brontë. I'm currently making my way through a Jane Eyre-inspired novel by Tracy Neiss called Mr. R: A Rock & Roll Romance which has been entertaining me on my morning train journeys to work. I hope to have this finished and reviewed… Continue reading Brizecombe Hall: A Short and Sweet Jane Eyre-Inspired Read

Brontë, Literature, Reviews

Without the Veil Between, Anne Brontë: A Fine and Subtle Spirit by DM Denton

* As this text is historical fiction, there are mild spoilers ahead, mainly for those unfamiliar with the story of the Brontës from 1842 - 1849. * The text's title promises a focus on Anne, the so-called quiet and "other" Brontë whose reputation is still overshadowed by her siblings, Charlotte, Branwell, and Emily. The text… Continue reading Without the Veil Between, Anne Brontë: A Fine and Subtle Spirit by DM Denton