Monday 21 April 2014


Charlotte Bronte was born 198 years ago today.

Jayne Eyre is one of my favourite books.

Charlotte Bronte, writing through the persona of Jayne Eyre:

“I would always rather be happy than dignified.” 
― Charlotte BrontëJane Eyre

and,on life in general.

“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” 
― Charlotte BrontëJane Eyre

The Bronte sisters at Haworth


  1. Tony, I first read Jane Eyre when I was 7. Read it aloud to my mother in the kitchen over the summer before third grade. Have read it many times since. Love it! Visiting Haworth was such fun. I couldn't believe how tiny the Bronte sisters' clothes and shoes were -- they would have fit me when I was a child!

    1. Jean. Haworth is a lovely place surround by the moors. The parsonage, where the Brontes lived, is definitely worth a visit.