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Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre and the true inspiration for Thornfield Hall


  Today Thursday April 21st 2016 is a very special day. It is the bicentenary of the birth of a truly great writer. She wrote four books but is most famous for her second which is of course Jane Eyre. … Continue reading

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Looking Through Charlotte Bronte’s Eyes Part 4


My continuing quest to learn more about Charlotte Bronte and her famous work Jane Eyre…  and what links  this book with a three week stay in Hathersage, Derbyshire in  June and July 1845.. In my previous blogs I recorded my notes … Continue reading

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Looking Through Charlotte Bronte’s Eyes Part 2


In my first blog I explained my interest in Charlotte Bronte and her most famous work “Jane Eyre”. I was convinced there was a connection between Hathersage in Derbyshire and some key events, places and characters in the novel. Having … Continue reading

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Looking Through Charlotte Bronte’s Eyes Part 1


What inspired Charlotte Bronte to write Jane Eyre? Who did she base her characters on? Was she writing about her own life experiences? What locations and local stories fired her imagination ? What links her famous novel  to a visit … Continue reading

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