Children's book featuring the Brontes?
April 10, 2014 10:50 PM   Subscribe

In the 1980s I read a children's chapter book that featured the Bronte sisters as children. I think it was part of some kind of fantasy time travel - the real main character from a more modern setting somehow travelled back to Haworth parsonage and interacted with them - but I'm not sure of that. Possibly she found a diary or other notebook of theirs? I remember their time being presented as dark, and mysterious, with a sinister male figure, probably their father but maybe Branwell? What was this? Thanks!
posted by sumiami to Writing & Language (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Was it Down a Dark Hall?
posted by the webmistress at 11:17 PM on April 10, 2014

Possibly The Bront√ęs: Scenes from the Childhood of Charlotte, Branwell, Emily, and Anne by Catherine Brighton?
posted by woodman at 4:44 AM on April 11, 2014

Could it have been The Twelve and the Genii?
posted by featherboa at 7:14 AM on April 11, 2014

The Twelve and the Genii description raised prickles - I think that may well have been the one, though I'll have to read it to be positive. Down a Dark Hall also sounds intriguing! Thanks for all the suggestions.
posted by sumiami at 8:38 AM on April 11, 2014

The mist on bronte moor? I read that a few months ago, and it sounds quite similar.
posted by Ms Vegetable at 8:00 PM on April 11, 2014

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