Sweet not sexy, but a chance to win the book! #janeandme #bronte200
Here’s me with my favourite copy of Jane Eyre illustrated by the fabulous Dame Darcy. I think I might have read the Oxford Classics version first, but I love this edition with all the gothic imagery. People around the world are sharing how much they love this book with the #JaneAndMe hashtag for the 200th anniversary of Charlotte Brontë’s birth. Jane fired up many a plain and poor girl with encouragement to follow their own paths.
You can also see Airships & Alchemy up at the top. I haven’t made enough of the fact, I suspect, that the heroine of my novel is meant to be Jane’s daughter. I figured she would name her own girl after her best friend to give new life to that tragic memory. Helen Rochester has every bit of Jane’s confidence, but she didn’t have her struggles of poverty and cruelty. But…
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