I wish I were a girl again, half savage and hardy, and free.

Summary – A dark tale of obsessive love and passion on the Yorkshire moors.

The Perfect Drink – We think Wuthering Heights would work well with a hot, robust cup of Rooibos tea – something with peaty, earthy flavours to compliment the elemental landscape of the book. Avoid a Rooibos with a sweet flavouring (vanilla and orange are common), and by no means add any milk or sugar; you need something stripped back and a little bit smoky.

The Perfect Snack – This isn’t a book that dwells much on the pleasure of food, so you wouldn’t want to pair it with anything frivolously sweet or creamy. We recommend a slice of Yorkshire parkin – hearty without being indulgent. With uncompromising flavours of black treacle and gingerbread and a dense, stodgy texture, this no nonsense dessert would be the perfect accompaniment to Brontë’s bleak classic.

The Perfect Place – This is probably a winter book, the kind that should be read in a warm room while it rains outside. However, Mary once read it after two weeks in Marrakech and found its blustery wetness to be the perfect antidote to too much sun.

How would you read Wuthering Heights? Let us know in the comments below! We’d love to hear from you.

 

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