“Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity, or registering wrongs.”Charlotte Brontë – Jane Eyre
Despite her emotionally constrained and very tragic life, Charlotte created some of the best loved novels of the past 200 years, and her literary legacy remains eternally strong. As part of the 200th anniversary of her birth a small exhibition has been curated by author Tracy Chevalier, the museum’s creative partner for the bicentennial year. Exploring these artefacts and pondering on the objects in the very rooms that Charlotte inhabited, it’s impossible not to sense something of her indomitable spirit and sense of self shining through.
“I am not an angel,” I asserted; “and I will not be one till I die: I will be myself.”
Charlotte Brontë –