The Crimes of Charlotte Brontë by James Tully
Published by Carroll and Graf
Trade paperback, 281 pages
I have often wondered how three untraveled, unsophisticated spinster sisters living in the wilds of England could write such haunting, gothic tales like Jane Eyre, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and Wuthering Heights. So when I saw the title of this book on a hospital bookshelf recently, it intrigued me. I immediately set out to get a copy for myself which I devoured in a couple of days. I wanted to know how the author of Jane Eyre could have crimes attributed to her!