Book Fetish: Volume 230—English Women Writers Edition

This week’s Book Fetish is sponsored by Not Just Jane by Shelley DeWees.

Jane Austen and the Brontës endure as British literature’s leading ladies (and for good reason)—but were these reclusive parsons’ daughters really the only writing women of their day? A feminist history of literary Britain, this witty, fascinating nonfiction debut explores the extraordinary lives and work of seven long-forgotten authoresses, and asks: Why did their considerable fame and influence, and a vibrant culture of female creativity, fade away? And what are we missing because of it?



George Eliot Delicious Autumn Printable: Embrace the waning days of fall with a gold-tipped print about your favorite apple-scented season.

Bronte Sisters Shirt: The original sister trio, Angelica, Eliza, and Peggy have nothing on Emily, Anne, and Charlotte. Werk!

Jane Eyre Rocks Glasses: You know Jane would’ve been a single malt drinker.

Virginia Woolf Tote: Take the author of “I ransack public libraries, and find them full of sunk treasure” with you on your next library trip.

Wuthering Heights Quote Print: Not the most obvious or well-known quote from Emily’s masterpiece, but certainly my favorite.

Rachel Manwill: Rachel Manwill is an editor, writer, and professional nomad. Twice a year, she runs the #24in48 readathon, during which she does almost no reading. She's always looking for an excuse to recommend a book, whether you ask her for one or not. When she's not ranting about comma usage for her day job as a corporate editor, she's usually got an audiobook in her ears and a puppy in her lap. Blog: A Home Between Pages Twitter: @rachelmanwill