A Girl Walks into a Book by Miranda Pennington. Published by Seal

Is there a young woman alive who hasn’t fallen under the thrall of Jane Eyre? Pennington did, at the age of ten, when her father gave her a copy of the book, forever changing her life. Today Pennington is a writer and a teacher, much influenced by the Bronte sisters and here, she examines every inch of their lives, from the well-known to things most of use never even guessed at. She looks at the way the times the Bronte’s were living in influenced their writing, times when a woman had no real rights at all. The story of the three sisters is an extraordinary one that I have read about before, but Pennington adds her own quirky sense of humor and anecdotes making this one of the most interesting and enlightening biographies/memoirs I’ve read

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