If you do plan to read Daphne brace and prepare
yourselves, plan ahead, because a book like this can only add to
anyone's enthusiasm for the subject. I've already checked my du
Maurier shelves for completeness and found The Infernal World of Branwell Bronte absent
without leave, you might want this one to hand as you turn the final
page. Likewise expect an exacerbation of any latent Bronte symptoms,
I've had the Haworth and Parsonage guide books out for a wallow
already and dived right into The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.
Then there's the oft forgotten J.M.Barrie-Llewelyn Davies connection to cope with and that sends me straight to Andrew Birkin's J.M.Barrie and The Lost Boys and then that half-read Hide-and-Seek With Angels by Lisa Chaney, and then, well it goes on and on.
Lurking on my shelves I find a copy of The Daphne du Maurier Companion edited by Helen Taylor. This is well worth a place on anyone's shelf and if, like me, you think you'd like to revisit Daphne du Maurier's novels or are reading them for the first time here's the book to guide and inform.
More Bronte this, Bronte that, plus a book of Bronte poems and then an ancient Penguin picked up in Haworth on our last visit, Haworth Parsonage by Isabel C. Clarke looks interesting.
All enough to keep me busy for now.