I enjoyed reading Charlotte Brontë’s Shirley as part of a reading group hosted by my friend Linda White. Published in 1849, the novel is set in Yorkshire in 1811-1812 at the time rebellious factory workers were fighting the introduction of labor-saving weaving machinery. The title character is Shirley Keeldar, a rich, beautiful extroverted heiress who, in the […]

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