Romantic Outlaws | Charlotte Gordon

I knew next to nothing about the mother/daughter Mary Wollstonecraft/Shelley pair until reading Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley. I had started reading Frankenstein for the very first time as a #CCdare when the Preface alerted me to the fact that there had been an ongoing controversy about who wrote Frankenstein. … Continue reading Romantic Outlaws | Charlotte Gordon

Love and Freindship (sic) | Jane Austen #AusteninAugust

My Jane-ite credentials will hopefully be confirmed by my declaration that I have two copies of Love and Freindship (sic) on my bookshelf! One is in my lovely cloth bound Penguin Classics (2014); the other is part of my treasured Folio Society Jane Austen boxed set from 2003. Between the two books, I believe I have the entire … Continue reading Love and Freindship (sic) | Jane Austen #AusteninAugust

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Before Thomas Thwaites dreamed up the idea of being a GoatMan and before Peter Wohlleben communed with the trees in Germany, Frances Hodgson Burnett gave us the original back to nature, talk with the animals, boy child, Dickon. Dickon is a kindred spirit to all the creatures that live on the moors. He mothers orphaned lambs and … Continue reading The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett