SP6 Mourning shoes

As the only remaining child, Charlotte sought relief from her sorrow in long walks on the moors. In a letter to a friend she writes, ‘I am free to walk on the moors; but when I go out there alone, everything reminds me of the times when others were with me, and then the moors seem a wilderness, featureless, solitary, saddening.’

During their first acquaintance in Windermere, Mrs Gaskell was ‘struck by Miss Brontë’s careful examination of the shape of the clouds and the signs of the heavens, in which she read, as if from a book, what the coming weather would be.’ Charlotte remarked that Mrs Gaskell ‘had no idea what a companion the sky became to anyone living in solitude – more than any inanimate object on earth, more than the moors themselves.’

Shoe length 17 cm

SP6 Mourning shoes

As the only remaining child, Charlotte sought relief from her sorrow in long walks on the moors. In a letter to a friend she writes, ‘I am free to walk on the moors; but when I go out there alone, everything reminds me of the times when others were with me, and then the moors seem a wilderness, featureless, solitary, saddening.’

During their first acquaintance in Windermere, Mrs Gaskell was ‘struck by Miss Brontë’s careful examination of the shape of the clouds and the signs of the heavens, in which she read, as if from a book, what the coming weather would be.’ Charlotte remarked that Mrs Gaskell ‘had no idea what a companion the sky became to anyone living in solitude – more than any inanimate object on earth, more than the moors themselves.’

Shoe length 17 cm