It’s no surprise from how the Bronte sisters wrote about school in their novels that their school reports would be less than exemplary. Still, to read Charlotte Bronte’s school report that describes her as an indifferent writer who knows little of grammar is pretty hilarious....more
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Before the Brontë sisters wrote their masterpieces, they and their brother created tiny little books. The creative children invented fantasy worlds, wrote stories, and then set about putting together the petite, one inch by two inch books. Twenty of the pint sized books survived and now nine are digitally available from Harvard’s Weissman Preservation Center....more
As the only girl in a family of five boys, Sarah Thompson always felt left out.
“It was like, because I didn’t have a penis, I wasn’t allowed to pee standing up,” she recalls, shaking her head. Matters weren’t helped by the fact that Sarah was more of the quiet, literary type, while the boys were made of noise and brawn....more