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Charlotte Brontë bicentenary in 2016

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The Brontës: scenes from the childhood of Charlotte, Branwell, Emily, and Anne by Catherine Brighton

Reader, I married him by Tracy Chevalier

Reader, I married him by Tracy Chevalier

Short story collection inspired by Charlotte Brontë, including stories from authors by Tessa Hadley, Esther Freud and Audrey Niffenegger.

Charlotte Bronte: a life by Claire Harman

Charlotte Bronte: a life by Claire Harman

An in-depth biography charting Charlotte Brontë’s tumultuous life, about how her life experiences inspired her writing and her role as the driving force behind the Brontë family.

The Brontë cabinet: three lives in nine objects by Deborah Lutz

The Brontë cabinet: three lives in nine objects by Deborah Lutz

Deborah Lutz examines the Brontë lives through meaningful objects from the Haworth Parsonage, such as the intricate books made by the Brontë children, Charlotte’s sewing box and Emily’s portable writing desk.

Charlotte Brontë revisited by Sophie Franklin

Charlotte Brontë revisited by Sophie Franklin

A new look at Charlotte Brontë which examines her lasting relevance in the 21st century.

The Brontë myth by Lucasta Miller

The Brontë myth by Lucasta Miller

A retrospective view on how biographers over several decades have interpreted the Brontës according to social mores of the time.

Charlotte Brontë by Rebecca Fraser

Charlotte Brontë by Rebecca Fraser

Rebecca Fraser draws on Elizabeth Gaskell’s biography of Charlotte Brontë to show how perspectives of women have and haven’t changed since the 19th century.

Charlotte Brontë’s secret love by Jolien Janzing

Charlotte Brontë's secret love by Jolien Janzing

A historical fiction take on Charlotte and Emily Brontë’s experiences in Brussels.

The Brontes: a life in letters by Juliet Barker

The Brontes: a life in letters by Juliet Barker

A selection of letters and autobiographical fragments from Charlotte, Emily and Anne, their brother, Branwell, and their father, the Reverend Patrick Brontë.

The Brontës: scenes from the childhood of Charlotte, Branwell, Emily, and Anne by Catherine Brighton

The Brontës: scenes from the childhood of Charlotte, Branwell, Emily, and Anne by Catherine Brighton

Told from the perspective of a young Charlotte Brontë, this illustrated book introduces children to the lives of the Brontës.

The Brontës: children of the Moors: a picture book by Mick Manning and Brita Granström

The Brontës: children of the Moors: a picture book by Mick Manning and Brita Granström

Recently published, this children’s picture book about the Brontë sibling’s childhood, also retells Jane Eyre, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and Wuthering Heights in comic-strip form.

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