[ Prime ] We Wove A Web In Childhood The Brontes At Home Author Ruth Thomas – Andy-palmer.co.uk

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  • 300 pages
  • We Wove A Web In Childhood The Brontes At Home
  • Ruth Thomas
  • English
  • 01 March 2017

10 thoughts on “We Wove A Web In Childhood The Brontes At Home

  1. says:

    One of the few novels about the Brontes which doesn’t depict Branwell as a wastrel and “ne’er-do-well” (he is actually a quite fascinating character in the novel) and the author has made good use of the available biographical material. The Reverend Patrick Bronte also comes across as a sympathetic character, with his tireless campaigns to improve the lot of his parishioners. Some of the escapades are pure fiction, such as when Emily impersonates a man in order to accompany her brother to The Black Bull, and the contention that Arthur Bell Nicholls may have had darker motives in proposing to Charlotte will inevitably provoke controversy. All in all, a riveting read. I would recommend it – and not just for serious students of the Brontes.

  2. says:

    There have been a lot of Bronte spinoffs, and many of them are terrible. However this book by Ruth Thomas is exceptionally well-written, and the characters and historical scenes (some of them invented) are wholly convincing. Highly recommended.

  3. says:

    Superb evocation of the lives of the Brontes. The blend of fiction and biography works very well, and I enjoyed it immensely

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We Wove A Web In Childhood The Brontes At HomeWe Wove A Web In Childhood is a fictional work concerning the Bronte family Much of the existing literature tends to focus exclusively on the sisters, but in undertaking a dramatic reconstruction of their lives Ruth Thomas has succeeded in bringing each family member to life, including their brilliant and volatile brother Branwell, and their scholarly and compassionate father, the Reverend Patrick Bronte The individual lives of the Brontes are as full of interest and drama as any of the novels they produced, and the family continues to exert a fascination right across the spectrum from dedicated Bronte fans to casual readers The novel has been written with an attention to detail and historical veracity, cleverly juxtaposing biographical material and real incidents with vividly imagined episodes, and should appeal to anyone with a love of literature and an interest in the peculiar and tortuous mental processes by which it is shaped

About the Author: Ruth Thomas

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