Friday, 22 May 2015
Blowing the Bronte Myth.
Re. the previous post about ‘The Crimes of Charlotte Brontë.’ I’ve got it now; this is the book written by a man called Tully who claims that Charlotte connived with her father’s curate to murder Branwell, Emily and Anne by poison. I gather there’s another one which claims that Charlotte wrote all the Brontë novels herself, but was minded to spread the kudos around. There’s yet another which claims that Emily had an incestuous affair with her brother. There’s even one which claims that squirrels are plotting to take over the world and have their headquarters in Stoke-on-Trent. Aren’t humans fun?