Love John Mullan's choices of ten best governesses, since Miss Taylor made first choice. And correctly so. Do you agree?
|Johdi May as Anne Taylor, Emma, 2009|
Emma by Jane Austen Miss Taylor, governess for many years to the headstrong Miss Woodhouse, is contemplating her future as a paid companion when, well into her 30s, she gets a lucky break. An affluent local widower runs to fetch her an umbrella when he meets her in the rain, and soon she becomes Mrs Weston.