We Wove a Web in Childhood –┬áThe Brontes at home

Much of the existing literature about the Brontes tends to focus on the sisters, but Ruth Thomas has succeeded in bringing each family member to life, including their brilliant and volatile brother Branwell and their scholarly father: the claustrophobic atmosphere at Haworth parsonage is skilfully evoked, with biographical material cleverly juxtaposed with vividly imagined episodes.