Reading Agnes Grey has got me thinking about governesses, especially about the governesses I’ve read about in other books. I’m pretty sure they all had easier charges than poor Agnes does (I’ve gotten to chapter five, and now I never want to be an au pair). I’m also pretty sure I’ve read only about good governesses– do you know of any books with mean ones?
- Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers (1934).
- The Incorrigible Children series by Maryrose Wood (2010-future years).
- Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh (1964).
- The Lives of Christopher Chant by Diana Wynne Jones (1988).
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (1847).
- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (1868).
- The Nanny Diaries by Emma Mclaughlin & Nicola Kraus (2002).
- Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte (1850). (obviously)
Links are to Amazon. Thanks to Once Upon a Bookshelf for the list-y inspiration!