Alison Owen, the producer of Jane Eyre (and mother of the singer Lily Allen), said: “There is something about the current situation that the world finds itself in where the Brontës more suit the mood of the moment [than Austen]. Jane Austen is a lighter cut than the Brontës, who are much more brooding and bleak.”
Dorothy is presently doing the Superior Dance in the conservatory, and we must admit to being rather overjoyed ourself. With all due respect to our good friends at BrontëBlog, let them go pick on the Haworth trio for a while! The carpetbaggers have exploited Jane long enough, and should give the other lady writers time to exhibit.