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Jane Eyre Revealed Part 2


Book Characters – Their Origins and Inspirations This is the second in a series of four blogs where I will reveal the fruits of more than one year’s research into Charlotte Bronte’s most famous work – Jane Eyre. Although originally … Continue reading

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Jane Eyre Revealed Part 1.


  Jane Eyre is rightly seen as a classic of English Literature and its popularity never diminishes. The book is still in print and film and TV versions of the story continue to be made. It was originally printed and … Continue reading

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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 Brontes Eyes Part 3


  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 July 1845.. In my previous blog I recorded my notes and … 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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WeSeWriMo 2015 – Challenge Accepted herewith Episode/ Chapter 2 – LIFE AND LIMB


Hello again Readers I have accepted a writing challenge and am taking part in an event called WeSeWriMo 2015. Basically it is to set your own writing targets this month of August but also produce some serialised writing for an audience. … Continue reading

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WeSeWriMo 2015 – Challenge Accepted herewith Episode/ Chapter 1 Murder, Tragedy and Mayhem on the Railways 1830-1899


Hello again Readers I have accepted a writing challenge and am taking part in an event called WeSeWriMo 2015. Basically it is to set your own writing targets this month of August but also produce some serialised writing for an audience. … Continue reading

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The History of Christmas Carols


Hello again readers, herewith some  recent research on the fascinating history of Christmas Carols……… NB Hyperlinks to performances of Christmas Carols on Youtube are part of this blog. I recommend the reader takes in all the text first then comes … Continue reading

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