Petrus and Catherine Gonsalvus

When I was growing up, my mother told me that true stories inspired fairytales. My imagination went wild, ecstatic that my beloved Cinderella, Ariel, and best of all, Bellel existed. That the magical world of Disney was our reality, and everyone received their happily ever after. When I was a little older, I understood her... Continue Reading →

History Through Letters: Charlotte Brontë and Ellen Nussey

By Veronica Leigh Friendships are often born in the unlikeliest of places. How they endure the test of time is another matter entirely. For Charlotte Brontë and Ellen Nussey, their friendship lasted for over two decades. They often relied on letters to cope with their distance from one another. Charlotte Brontë, future author of Jane... Continue Reading →

Anne and Diana

By Veronica Leigh The Urban Diction describes the term kindred spirits as: two people that make a special connection by sharing a bond that has joined them by the means of an experience that has drawn them together on a higher level of consciousness. We often spend our lives searching for that one special person who understands us and whose... Continue Reading →

The Second Mrs. de Winter

“Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.” The second Mrs. de Winter opens the mysterious novel of Rebecca with that single, dramatic line. Over the years, readers have drawn parallels between the novels Rebecca and Jane Eyre, another romantic gothic tale of an innocent young woman and a worldly older man. Similarly, the... Continue Reading →

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