A controversial item on the subject of the Brontes. It is an ever-new and dramatic story, this story of a gifted family in Haworth parsonage, and Mr. White has given it due value, retelling a story chiefly from the angle of Charlotte and Emily, but with the family picture, the setting of the moor, and influences impinging on the sheltered life. He disagrees with most chroniclers in establishing with letters and diary extracts, a more pleasing picture of family relationships, of a loving and understanding father, of no rift in sisterly relations. He makes his point, though perhaps he weakens his own argument by overstressing it. Whatever the opinion of the scholars about his evidence, his story is exceedingly well told and good reading. And his analysis of the work of the brother and sisters is a valuable contribution.