Saw a drama on the Bronte sisters, wasn't easy going for them, mainly due to their alcoholic brother and being writers, they struggled to be recognised as authors, because they were women They changed their first names as authors and finally got published Before this, when manuscripts were returned to them, we said - did they have copies ! ? If they did, all had to be handwritten ! What a slog that was and written by candlelight or gas light ! One good thing about the modern world - typewriters !