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The Brontës Went to WoolworthsThere's more to The Brontës Went to Woolworths by Rachel Ferguson than just the title. Last year, this book was in the bookish blogosphere's limelight for a while and then, in early July this year, Bloomsbury opened its Bloomsbury Group collection with it. All this is pretty self-explanatory as to the qualities of the book.
The Bloomsbury Group
By Rachel Ferguson
And that scarred canvas, dismissed as 'a dreadful daub' by the biographers: Emily Brontë, in stormy profile. I am no art critic, I only value in pictures that which lies beyond them. Emily managed to hurt me. She is, I am certain, harassed at her place in Trafalgar Square. When I first saw her I said, 'My dear, I can't do anything about it'.In some of the fun poked at new 'scholarly' research on the Brontës, the book is reminiscent of Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons. They are also similar in that they both contain a set of lovely, witty English excentrics, which are always an irresistible bonus.