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Take Courage: Anne Brontë and the Art of Life

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

It sometimes feels as though Anne Brontë is one of the great mysteries of English Literature: not as well-known as her sisters, she is often on the periphery (or entirely absent) from discussions about the Brontës. 914 more words

British Literature

A Secret Sisterhood is out now

After years of research and writing, I’m delighted that A Secret Sisterhood – co-written with Emma Claire Sweeney, and with a foreword by Margaret Atwood – is out in the UK. 86 more words

Emma Claire Sweeney

Monthly Reading Roundup: April

A History of Britain in 21 Women by Jenni Murray Rating: 4/5

Reading Non-Fiction, especially History books for me, always seems more daunting than it actually is.  1,453 more words

Anne Bronte

Spinster Life: Looking for a Heroine

I dual majored in English and Communication in undergrad so it isn’t a shocker that I love to read. I tend to mix it up between fiction and non-fiction and I know this is admitting what I nerd I am but the life-long learner in me still enjoys picking up something on literary criticism every now and then. 495 more words

Spinster Stuff

The Brontë Project//Take Courage: Anne Brontë and the Art of Life- Samantha Ellis

 As I get older, Anne Brontë just makes loads more sense to me than her sisters. The sensible, shy and youngest Brontë sister was the only one who could make a job stick, who saw the world from the view of a working woman. 484 more words


Let's get lit!

There is probably a discussion going on somewhere on what really constitutes “feminist literature”; what you have here are a bunch of so called “feminist classics” and a book I’l always trying to get people to read because a)I love it and B) I’m bully like that. 443 more words


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

Anyone with siblings will know that each child is often assigned a characteristic within the family (in our family we even had little poems for each of us which I won’t repeat since my sister is… 386 more words