At a Paris auction on Monday, the charity paid €600,000 (£512,000) plus auction costs to acquire the book, which measures just 35mm x 61mm. Written in 1830, when Charlotte was 14, it is part of a series of six produced by the author in her teens. Only five are known to have survived, with one missing since around 1930.
*Did you know Charlotte’s birthday is April 21, but a long long time ago? That makes her a Brontë-Taurus. I’ll be here all week, people.