Lawyer, mother, avid reader. Game host extraordinaire! Partner in crime to Obsidian Black Plague! My bookish weaknesses include classics, fantasy, YA, and agreeing to read more books than is even remotely possible.
I've gotten bogged down in this one, and haven't gotten as far as I would have liked, although after picking it up again tonight, I'm struck by how readable it is.
Also struck by how brief the period at Cowan Bridge School was for the Bronte sisters, although it had such a tremendous impact on them. Maria and Elizabeth both died at least in part because of the conditions there, and it was the model for Lowood School in Jane Eyre.
How horribly the Victorians treated some of their children.