Monday, December 16, 2013

Five favorite fictional nannies

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Hanna McGrath tagged five favorite fictional nannies, including:
Jane Eyre

Oh, Jane. If only had been around when she was searching for a governess position—maybe she would have thought twice about signing on at Thornfield Hall! Well, probably not, since people aren’t inclined to mention the mentally ill wife they’ve locked in the attic when searching for childcare applicants. But before all of the Mr. Rochester business began, Jane proved a very capable governess to Adele Varens.
Read about the other nannies on the list. 

Jane Eyre also made Molly Schoemann-McCann's list of five of the lamest boyfriends in fiction, Janice Clark's top seven list of timeless coming-of-age novels, Lauren Passell's list of 20 peanut butter & jelly reads, Rebecca Jane Stokes's list of the ten hottest men in required reading, Honeysuckle Weeks's six best books list, Kathryn Harrison's list of six favorite books with parentless protagonists, Megan Abbott's top ten list of novels of teenage friendship, a list of Bettany Hughes's six best books, the Guardian's top 10 lists of "outsider books" and "romantic fiction;" it appears on Lorraine Kelly's six best books list, Esther Freud's top ten list of love stories, and Jessica Duchen's top ten list of literary Gypsies, and on John Mullan's lists of ten of the best governesses in literature, ten of the best men dressed as women, ten of the best weddings in literature, ten of the best locked rooms in literature, ten of the best pianos in literature, ten of the best breakfasts in literature, ten of the best smokes in fiction, and ten of the best cases of blindness in literature. It is one of Kate Kellaway's ten best love stories in fiction.

The Page 99 Test: Jane Eyre.

--Marshal Zeringue