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Perfect, faithful depiction of the book
on 1 June 2017
This is a good and faithful depiction of the book. Tara Fitzgerald is beyond perfect as the mysteriously cool, unfriendly 'widow' who hides out in the dilapidated Wildfell Hall to save her young son from the corrupting influence of her dissolute husband. She makes her own living and relies on no-one, nor does she want anyone or anything - only to be left alone to raise her son, but the jealous gossips soon put her in a untenable position. The book caused great controversy at the time of its publication because Anne Bronte dared to write about the unspeakable and was vilified for it, but the subject still rings true today and many people find themselves in similar situations but without the fairy-tale ending. The older Bronte's have had countless films and series made from their books and this one, of one of the youngest sister's books, is a rarity, beautifully made, and well-worth watching.