SP2 Night cap (half glow)

Miss Ellen Nussey reminisced about Charlotte: ‘When her companions were merry round the fire, or otherwise enjoying themselves during the twilight, which was always a precious time of relaxation, she would be kneeling close to the window busy with her studies, and this would last so long that she was accused of seeing in the dark.’

Yet though she did not join in with play, Charlotte won herself a reputation as a terrific storyteller, frightening the other pupils as they lay in bed:

‘She brought together all the horrors her imagination could create, from surging seas, raging breakers, towering castle walls, high precipices, invisible chasms and dangers. Having wrought these materials to the highest pitch of effect, she brought out, in almost cloud-height, her somnambulist, walking on shaking turrets – all told in a voice that conveyed more than words alone can express.’

Night cap height 20 cm

SP2 Night cap (half glow)

Miss Ellen Nussey reminisced about Charlotte: ‘When her companions were merry round the fire, or otherwise enjoying themselves during the twilight, which was always a precious time of relaxation, she would be kneeling close to the window busy with her studies, and this would last so long that she was accused of seeing in the dark.’

Yet though she did not join in with play, Charlotte won herself a reputation as a terrific storyteller, frightening the other pupils as they lay in bed:

‘She brought together all the horrors her imagination could create, from surging seas, raging breakers, towering castle walls, high precipices, invisible chasms and dangers. Having wrought these materials to the highest pitch of effect, she brought out, in almost cloud-height, her somnambulist, walking on shaking turrets – all told in a voice that conveyed more than words alone can express.’

Night cap height 20 cm