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Jane Eyre: A Retelling

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Orphaned as a child, tormented by her guardian and cast out to a harsh boarding school, Jane Eyre has been raised in the shadow of cruelty and isolation. But when she takes a job as governess in Thornfield Hall, where secrets lurk in the attic and strange laughter echoes through the night, Jane meets the elusive Mr Rochester - and her life is irrevocably transformed.

Published 2020 by Barrington Stoke
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Cora Tea Party Princess
Nov 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Fantastic, accessible retelling.

Dec 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Εvdokia Veloudou  (velvetreads)
A middle grade retelling of Charlotte Bronte's classic novel of Jayne Eyre. I loved the simplicity in the language and also the powerful voice of Jane and all she had to go through. Her faith in herself is what helped her overcome adversity and finally find her own version of happiness. Perfect for teens and YA fans of this classic story.
Les McFarlane
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A fantastic retelling. Accessible, easy to read but with a real flavour of the original
Feb 02, 2020 rated it it was ok
I was disappointed by this book. When I read the word ‘retelling’ I expect the book to deviate slightly from the original storyline and take on new characters and plot points. But none of that happened. This so called ‘retelling’ followed the original storyline to a T. There was nothing about it that was different other then half of the book missing. Charlotte Bronte’s classic of Jane Eyre was a punchy book with hard headed characters and Tanya Landman took all of that and condensed the entire ...more
A Novel Love
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star-reads
What a beautiful retelling of a classic. Retelling perhaps is t the right word, as it’s still the same story - it’s just been kept to its basics and re-written for those who struggle to read or have reading difficulties.

Those who’ve never read the original book before will not have missed out for reading this, and those of us who have read the original will find this to be a delightful ‘crash course’ and refresher of a haunting and beautiful story.

And I love that it’s being made more
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A spot-on visit to Jane Eyre's late-teenaged home for readers with mixed reading abilities. Reader, I loved it. But for my full review, please click on:-
Lou Griffiths
Dec 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
A fantastic retelling of a dear favourite which retains the essence of the original but is so much more accessible for young readers today. Love this feisty Jane.
Charlotte Burns
Feb 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Jane Eyre is my favourite classic so I was curious to see how this short retelling would hold up. It was brilliant and captured all the emotion of the original. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Carnegie Medal winning Tanya Landman is the author of more than thirty books for children and young adults.

Born and brought up in Kent, Tanya had no intention of becoming a writer until the idea for Waking Merlin popped into her head. "It came from nowhere. It was completely out of the blue."

Tanya now lives and works in Bideford and the nearby coastline was the inspiration for her Flotsam &