The Wilful Thing

‘I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will.’

Charlotte Brontë


The Wilful Thing is inspired by the life of Charlotte Brontë who obeyed her inner call to write despite the restrictive expectations placed upon her during her lifetime. Gill Smith makes innovative use of text and image to depict the insistent nature of the creative impulse.

ISBN: 978-0-9956478-5-5
Format: Hardback, quarter cloth binding
Dimensions: -
Length: 42 pages
Publication Date: 08/04/2019
Genre: Picture book for adults

About the Author

Gill Smith is a Liverpool-based writer and illustrator. She has worked collaboratively with storytellers, musicians, writers, theatre companies and educational organisations in the exploration of storytelling (Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre, Wild In Art,Unity Theatre,Walk The Plank,The Windows Project, As Creatives, The Reader Organisation and Manchester International Festival). She has a BA in Literature, a BA in Graphic Arts & Illustration, a PGCE and an MA in Children’s Book Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art. She is one of the winners of Walker Books Picture This 2019 competition