By Lynne Reid Banks
The Bronte sisters - Charlotte, Emily and Anne - are many of the best-known, and best-loved, English authors.
But much less recognized have been the 2 different Bronte sisters, Maria and Elizabeth, who died earlier than achieving maturity, and their brother Branwell, who was once haunted through his personal demons until eventually his demise in his thirties.
Their domestic, Haworth Parsonage, stood at the fringe of the Yorkshire Moors like a rock in a tempest.
After the dying of Maria and Elizabeth, the 4 ultimate childrens again to its cheerless rooms and dreamed their wild and shining fantasies, sure jointly through a mutual ardour for literature and for his or her cherished moors.
Forced by means of poverty to emerge from Haworth to earn their residing, the sisters have been let loose to write down their notable novels.
But for his or her brother, it intended break.
In ‘Dark Quartet’ Lynne Reid Banks tells the attractive, haunting tale of the Brontë kinfolk and their perilous route to popularity.
‘Thoroughly gripping’ — Cosmopolitan
‘Lynne Reid Banks has written a thrilling and soaking up booklet and has provided us her solutions to a couple of the mysteries of the lives of the Brontës’ — Irish occasions
‘A novel with the intention to open many eyes afresh to the lives of the amazing and proficient Brontës’ — Yorkshire put up
Lynne Reid Banks is a best-selling British writer for either teenagers and adults. Her first novel, ‘The L-Shaped Room’, used to be tailored right into a profitable movie, as was once her children’s e-book ‘The Indian within the Cupboard’. Her account of the lives of the Brontës, ‘Dark Quartet’, gained the Yorkshire Arts organization Award and used to be via a sequel, ‘Path to the Silent nation: Charlotte Bronte’s Years of Fame’.