Sunday, October 10, 2021

Charlotte and Arthur by Pauline Clooney


Charlotte & Arthur by Pauline Clooney

It is the morning of June 29th, 1854, here is the groom coming up the cobbles in Haworth, for his nuptial appointment with Charlotte Brontë. Only a handful of guests have been invited, and you, dear Reader, are one of them …

Charlotte Brontë, the celebrated author of Jane Eyre, has married her papa’s Curate, Irishman, Arthur Bell Nicholls. At thirty-eight years of age, and the unlikelihood of there ever being further proposals, Charlotte’s dread of the lonely life of the spinster has convinced her that this is a calculated risk she must take.

For the month of July, the couple’s itinerary brings them from the castles of Wales to the most popular tourist attractions in Victorian Ireland, spending some time along the way with Arthur’s family in Banagher, on the banks of the River Shannon. Set against the backdrop of the recent famine, their tour exposes the contrasting lives of the poor and the privileged of Irish society.

ISBN: 978-1-9165016-7-6
Published: Merdog Books

1 October  2021

Length: 336 pages
Dimensions (mm): 198 x 129
Weight: TBC
RRP: £12 / €15

Charlotte and Arthur is Pauline Clooney’s debut novel published in Ireland. A paperback copy is nearly impossible to purchase it seems as all are sold out at various online stores. 

I am currently reading Charlotte and Arthur on kindle. Stay tuned for my review. 

Any fan of the Bronte sisters and in this case Charlotte Bronte’s marriage to Arthur I’m sure will let their imagination run wild. 

Here is the link to the publishing house to purchase, Merdog Books 

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