When Charlotte's brother Branwell was given a set of twelve toy soldiers, an entire new imaginary world opened before them. The Twelves, or Young Men, became a constant source of inspiration for the Bronte children, spawning tales of swashbuckling adventure, darkest intrigue, doomed romance and malevolent spirits. The four volumes of tales collected here make delightful reading, whilst offering a unique insight into Bronte family life and Charlotte's development as a writer.
Charlotte Bronte (1816-55) was a British novelist, and was the eldest of the three famous Bronte sisters. Charlotte Bronte used the pen name Currer Bell, and is best known for her novel Jane Eyre.