This is the other book I mentioned in my last post.
It is the only other Bronte biography/ information book that I have read so far that I felt worth mentioning.
"Ann Dinsdale paints a detailed picture of everyday life at Haworth in the 1840s, recounting the Brontë family history and describing the local village and surrounding countryside. She goes on to consider the Brontës' poetry and novels in the context of their socio-historic background. This book provides fascinating insight into the lives of the authors of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights and will be a must for both literature students and Brontë admirers. It is illustrated with numerous rarely seen images from the Haworth archives, including drawings by Charlotte and Emily, together with evocative pictures by local photographer Simon Warner." (Amazon)
Most of the information I already knew from the book by Juliet Barker but there was still one question I had. I wondered how they parsonage museum got all of the Bronte heirlooms back after they had been scattered after the deaths of everyone in the family. The other book talked about what happened to those things but never spoke of how they got them back. This book answered those questions for me as it spoke of how they started the museum. I liked Ann's voice in this book and it was a fun, quick read.
Also, this has a lot of great pictures.
I definitely recommend it.