Friday, 29 April 2016

Reader, I Married Him

This is a wonderful book inspired by Jane Eyre's most famous line. I loved reviewing it for the Guardian.

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Brontë 200!

Inspired by Tracy Chevalier I decided to celebrate Charlotte Brontë's bicentenary by making an Apple Charlotte. Here it is! Happy birthday Charlotte B. It took me a while to learn to love Jane Eyre—I documented the journey in How to be a Heroine. And I'm still learning new things about the Brontës as I write my new book, about Anne. I've been doing a lot of thinking aloud, so I've rounded up some of my Brontë writing here if you'd like to read.

Monday, 18 April 2016

A Lady and her Husband

Writing a preface for a Persephone book is a dream come true. I love their project of rescuing neglected writers, and their very elegant editions. I'm thrilled that more people will now be able to read A Lady and her Husband by Amber Reeves, who for too long was just a footnote in HG Wells biographies. It's a corker and I very much hope you like it.

Friday, 29 January 2016

The Woman Who Ran


Sam Baker's new thriller is (thrillingly!) inspired by Anne Brontë's The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. My Guardian review is here.