A level 3 . Oxford . Bookworms . Library graded reader. . Retold for . Learners of . English by . Tim . Vicary.
. On a . September day in 1821, in the church of a . Yorkshire village, a man and six children stood around a grave. . They were burying a woman: the man’s wife, the children’s mother. . The children were all very young, and within a few years the two oldest were dead, too.
. Close to the wild beauty of the . Yorkshire moors, the father brought up his young family. . Who had heard of the . Brontës of . Haworth then? . Branwell died while he was still a young man, but the three sisters who were left had an extraordinary gift. . They could write marvellous stories – . Jane . Eyre, . Wuthering . Heights, . The . Tenant of . Wildfell . Hall… . But . Charlotte, . Emily, and . Anne . Brontë did not live to grow old or to enjoy their fame. . Only their father was left, alone with his memories.