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Attacked on every side

New Republic features the new memoir by biographer James Atlas, The Shadow in the Garden: A Biographer's Tale.

Atlas discusses J.A. Froude, whose biography of Thomas Carlyle also acquired a reputation for hostility, and Elizabeth Gaskell, whose biography of Charlotte Brontë was attacked on every side by figures from Brontë’s life who disliked how they were portrayed in it. The suggestion is that The Shadow in the Garden is written on behalf of all the biographers whose honesty about their subjects was interpreted as gossip, or whose readability was maligned as salaciousness. Such are the pitfalls of the genre. (Robert Minto)
Folk Radio features singer and songwriter Megan Henwood:
All of the redemptive writing is as intriguing as a Bronte novel, but the music is also lovely, delicate and sympathetic to the song, and it slides so nicely into the next track ‘Used to be so Kind‘, that they could have been a medley piece. (Glenn Kimpton)
The Telegraph and Argus shares links to its picture library, which includes old images of Haworth and Thornton, for instance.

SFGate recommends several books and Jane by Aline Brosh McKenna is among them. NutFreeNerd posts about Wuthering Heights.




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