I’ve really enjoyed teaching Effie to read although it’s frustrating sometimes as she doesn’t always listen. Now I know why adults say ‘ Patience is a virtue’ ! We’ve been reading from my ancestor Matilda Marchmont’s old diary - Effie loves reading it as it’s filled with such shocking stories from Tudor times ! Effie does love anything dramatic, just like her brother Fleet !
I love being able to read - there are so many books I want tuck into before I go to bed. I don’t know why society thinks women can’t - or shouldn’t - write. There are many lady authors now - Emily Bronte, Elizabeth Barret Browning, Christina Rosetti ! I want to read them all but Aunt Cora thinks I should only read texts on sewing, or silly things like dance steps….
Why not read more about Amelia in Amelia’s Inheritance, a story of intrigue and adventure set in Victorian London.