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Jane Eyre: an illustrated spin

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Storms are sweeping the UK and half of London is gridlocked thanks to tube strikes, but we can still take pleasure in the little things in life. Jane, the Fox and Me is a new graphic novel that re-tells the story of Jane Eyre through the eyes of its lonely young protagonist Helene, who finds solace from bullies in Charlotte Brontë's classic text.

Anyone who read the Madeline series when they were little will delight in the beautiful, subtly drawn out illustrations of the book, which fade from shades of grey to colour as the tale of Jane Eyre is recounted.

Hailed as moving and magical by critics, the story was created by Quebec-based playwright and illustrator Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault and appeals to children and adults alike with its quirky, touching slant on a beloved literary work. Take a look at an exclusive extract, below.

Jane, the Fox and Me by Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault, £15, is published by Walker Books

Text (c) 2012 by Fanny Britt

Illustrations (c) 2012 by Isabelle Arsenault

English translation (c) 2013 by Christelle Morelli and Susan Ouriou

Copyright (c) 2012 by Les Editions de la Pasteque

Reproduced by permission of Walker Books Ltd, London, SE11 5HJ

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