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This is a deeply personal novel written from the author's own experience and as such Agnes Grey has a power and poignancy which mark it out as a landmark work of literature dealing with the social and moral evolution of English society during the last century.
Unabridged paperback of this iconic novel.
At Home with the Brontës by Ann Dinsdale is a history of the Brontë Parsonage and its occupants
In the Footsteps of the Brontës by Mark Davis offers a new perspective on the work of the Brontës. Beginning in Cambridge the book follows Patrick Brontë and his family as they grow up in the village of Haworth. The book includes a collection of old and new images of the people and places that the Brontës knew and loved.
Jane Eyre ranks as one of the greatest and most perennially popular works of English fiction.
The Shirley of the title is a woman of independent means; her friend Caroline is not. Both struggle with what a woman's role is and can be. Their male counterparts also stand at odds to society's expectations. The novel is set in a period of social and political ferment, featuring class disenfranchisement, the drama of Luddite machine-breaking, and the divisive effects of the Napoleonic Wars.
Published after Charlotte Brontës death; today it gives us a fascinating insight into the first stirrings of her supreme creative imagination.
BookA heart-warming novelisation of the sequel to one of the most beloved British family films of all time, The Railway Children. Nesbit's treasured story thirty-nine years on, bringing an enchanting new adventure to a new generation of fans. The Railway Children Return tells the story of a group of children evacuated to a Yorkshire village during World War Two.
Written by Linda Chapman
The Real Wuthering heights by Steven Wood and Peter Brears tells the story of Top Withins farm the inspiration for Wuthering Heights. The book traces the history of the Withins farms and their inhabitants from 1567 to the present day and gives a look into the everyday life of the farmers who lived there. It gives a full account of the building history, farming practices, textile production and domestic life over the years with the final chapter giving a full account of the life and work of the last of the handloom weavers on the moors around Haworth.
Based on Charlotte Brontë's personal experience as a teacher in Brussels, Villette is a moving tale of repressed feelings and subjection to cruel circumstance and position
The action of the story is chaotic and unremittingly violent, but the accomplished handling of a complex structure, the evocative descriptions of the lonely moorland setting and the poetic grandeur of vision combine to make this unique novel a masterpiece of English literature.