Take Courage: Anne Bronte and the Art of Life (Paperback)
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Take Courage: Anne Bronte and the Art of Life (Paperback)

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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
ISBN: 9781784701116
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 281 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm


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I thought that everything had already been said about the Brontes. But Samantha Ellis has looked at the family from a new angle, and in doing so brought Anne out of the shadows and placed her front and centre amongst her splashier siblings. I was wowed and moved -- Tracy Chevalier
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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“Really readable literary biography”

Like an episode of Friends we tend to think of the Brontës in terms of the rebellious, passionate one (Emily), the one who spoke out for the underdog (Charlotte), the one with the life tragically cut short (poor old... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 74

“Inspiring! ”

Anne Bronte has always been the least celebrated of the Brontes. She’s been portrayed as the sickly, timid one, not as talented as Emily or Charlotte and not as interesting as Bramwell. However in this new biography,... More

Hardback edition
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Eleanor Stefiuk

“An absolute pleasure to read!”

I have always been a big fan of the works of the Brontë sisters, so when the opportunity to receive a copy of 'Take Courage' for review arose, I jumped on it. Before reading this biography, I must admit, I... More

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