In the afternoon we ignored the grey weather and headed down town to Waterstone to attend my friend Helen's book launch. Helen MacEwan is the founder of the Brussels Brontë Group and has written two earlier books about the Brontës; Down the Belliard Steps - Discovering the Brontës in Brussels, a book about how the group came together. Her second book is The Brontës in Brussels, a complete guide to Charlotte's and Emily's stay in Brussels and the places they visited.
Her third book was inspired by her earlier books. While researching them she came upon the first biographer of the Brontës after Elizabeth Gaskell, Winifred Gérin. She is actually the only one who has written one book for each of the siblings, four altogether. Helen discovered that, not only was she a Brontë fan, but she had an amazingly exciting and varied life.
|Helen signing books|