Missed this on Saturday, Clare Boylan has passed away at the age of 58. Most famous for her revision of Charlotte Bronte's work a few years ago, Boylan was a prolific and energetic writer and critic.
Readers adored her, as much for the clever, evocative, erudite prose as the information within. Her articles were often wittily sardonic. For such a dainty, pretty woman, her capacity to pack a deadly punch in person as well as in prose was much admired.