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A Banff Birthday with Brontës and Butterflies.

I had a mid-week birthday last week and what with being the only person I know not at work that day, I decided to take myself out. 361 more words


Samantha Ellis - Take Courage: Anne Brontë and the Art of Life - Thoughts


I have to admit I, too, didn’t know much about Anne Brontë’s life, let alone her work. I read Charlotte’s “Jane Eyre”, “Villette” is on my TBR list; I read Emily’s “Wuthering Heights”, but nothing from Anne. 326 more words


My Favourite Reads From 2017

Happy 2018, readers! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year and are all set for a new year filled with lots of new books and reading sessions cosied up in your favourite spots. 1,191 more words


That Was The Year That Was, part 1

It seems to be fairly traditional to use the ending of the year as a time to do a quick round-up of the twelve months gone by.  807 more words


Take Courage - Anne Bronte and the Art of Life by Samantha Ellis. A stunning read.

This is a remarkable book, which anyone who is interested in the Bronte family, especially Anne, would do well to read. Not a biography, not a set of notes on her two novels or poetry, but in the style of Ellis’ other book “How to be a Heroine”, a personal reaction to Anne’s work and life. 660 more words

Women's Lives In The 19th Century

Two Months in Books: September & October

So September was a bit of a pass month for reading; but then October was a bit of a mad reading month; and I’m actually almost back on track for my reading goal! 2,536 more words


Two Reviews: 'Take Courage' and 'Falling Slowly'

Take Courage: Anne Bronte and the Art of Life by Samantha Ellis ****
I am, and always have been, a huge fan of Anne Bronte, and when I first heard about Samantha Ellis’ focused biography of her life, I was rather excited. 268 more words