Brontë, Juvenilia, Literature, Poetry, Reviews

30 of the Best Books About the Brontës: Revised

A couple of years ago I penned what has turned out to be one of my most popular posts ever. I listed 30 books about the Brontës which have been particularly useful or enlightening during my research on the family over the years. To qualify the books simply had to be entirely about the Brontës… Continue reading 30 of the Best Books About the Brontës: Revised

Brontë, Heritage, Literature

A Trip to Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

One of my favourite things to do is to visit places that are associated with authors whose work I have read and enjoyed; that's why I've been to the Brontë Parsonage in Haworth so much. Due to lockdown in the UK, I've not ventured far from home at all, and only started visiting the supermarkets… Continue reading A Trip to Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

Literature, Reviews

William Thackeray’s Vanity Fair

Introduction and Background I think it's safe to say that every bookworm has a very long list of books they'd like to read one day. I also think it's safe to assume that on this list there will be a fair few books that are constantly appearing on the types of "books to read before… Continue reading William Thackeray’s Vanity Fair

Brontë, Juvenilia, Literature, Reviews

Team Heathcliff, Rochester, or Weston? Examining the Brontë Love Interests

There are so many layers to Wuthering Heights, and there is so much more to it than Cathy and Heathcliff, but, like it or not, at its heart the novel is a love story. However, Emily isn't the only Brontë to depict a hero who is both loathed and loved by readers; her siblings also did the same thing, but in very different ways. Below are my thoughts on various Brontë love interests, some familiar, others less so, but all unable to match the enigma that is Heatchliff. There are spoilers here so don't read on unless you are familiar with the Brontës' work. Why would you even be here if you weren't though?