Brilliant little blog about Charlotte Bronte and some of her inspirations for writing Jayne Eyre… and they are just down the road in Hathersage Derbyshire! I am fascinated by the lives of writers, how their upbringing, their environment, their experiences helped to shape both them and their writing. Now I can use this handy guide to follow in the footsteps of Charlotte Bronte. What did she see in Hathersage? What was she thinking about? Why did certain buildings fire her imagination? I have already walked in the hills around Haworth and can see similarities between that location and the Dark Peak where I now live. Both have a rugged beauty all of their own. Both have the haunting cries of curlews. But both can also be dangerous and spooky when the mists come down. This blog has inspired me to go look at Hathersage in a very different light…. and maybe even to write about it!
These are the mumblings of writer Mike Sheridan who is currently writing his third book…….