‘It has all the ingredients that make a brilliant suspense book.’ Thriller writer Lucy Atkins on the enduring appeal of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre.
“It’s my favourite book of all time.”
Lucy Atkins, Journalist
“It wasn’t until my third reading of the book that I realised Brontë had slipped the supernatural into Jane Eyre.”
Sarah Perry, Novelist
“The idea of marriage is that two people are going to become one, but here you know—because of the mad woman in the attic—that it’s one thing about to be split in two.”
Tracy Chevalier, Historical Novelist
“There is an interesting debate … that the real heroine of Jane Eyre is not the plain little governess but the mad woman in the attic, Bertha Mason”
John Sutherland, Literary Scholar
“This book was revolutionary because it insisted that not only could a heroine be small and poor and plain, but she could actually be worthy of respect because she had a mind.”
Amanda Craig, Journalist
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