Take Courage: Anne Bronte and the Art of Life (Paperback)Samantha Ellis (author)
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'I was wowed and moved' Tracy Chevalier
Anne Bronte is the forgotten Bronte sister, overshadowed by her older siblings - virtuous, successful Charlotte, free-spirited Emily and dissolute Branwell. Tragic, virginal, sweet, stoic, selfless, Anne. The less talented Bronte, the other Bronte.
Take Courage is Samantha's personal, poignant and surprising journey into the life and work of a woman sidelined by history. A brave, strongly feminist writer well ahead of her time - and her more celebrated siblings - and who has much to teach us today about how to find our way in the world.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 281 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm
A lively, intelligent tribute to the forgotten Bronte sister, Anne... Her indignation is salutary -- Lucy Hughes-Hallet * Observer *
A fascinating and compelling read... what Ellis does extraordinarily well is to convey the emotion of her own deeply personal voyage of discovery about Anne and herself... [makes] you long to rush off and reread Anne's novels and poetry: what more could you ask for? -- Juliet Barker * Mail on Sunday *
This is a very personal book about what the short life of Anne Bronte can tell us about wringing every drop out of existence... A great pleasure to read and a more fitting tribute to Anne than her gravestone in Scarborough. -- Daisy Goodwin * The Times *
A lovely and imaginative investigation into a serious and searching woman whose last words were "take courage". It's inspiring stuff -- Eithne Farry * Sunday Express *
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