The Brontës In Halifax - As this year marks the start of the four year ‘Brontë 200‘ celebrations, we’ll be looking at some of the locations particularly associated with our favouri...
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“Tourism is of crucial importance to the district – Bradford has some of the most wonderful attractions,” says tourism manager with Bradford Council Tricia Tillotson. “We have four hotpsots – Haworth, Ilkley, Saltaire and Bradford itself.” [...]And apart from Brontë country, in an article on tourist tips for London, Anglotopia recalls one of BrontëBlog's favourite spots:
The Brontës, Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, Ilkley’s Cow and Calf Rocks, White Wells, Bradford’s National Media Museum, Cartwright Hall, Little Germany, Saltaire village, Salts Mill – being a snapshot of the many places that pull in visitors.
Haworth attracts many Japanese tourists, explains Tricia.
“Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights form part of the school curriculum in Japan, so it is the ambition of many people to visit Haworth and the moors.” [...]
A special ‘visit Brontë country’ website will be launched later in the year. (Helen Mead)
The British Library, which is open seven days a week, displays many original manuscripts, including that of “Alice In Wonderland,” the notebook of Jane Austin (sic), Charlotte Brontë’s “Jane Eyre,” the Magna Carta, a Gutenberg Bible, the autograph of Shakespeare, and original music scores by Arthur Sullivan. Händel and Beethoven also have permanent exhibits there.Bookslut brings to our attention the 'Jane Eyre complex' in a review of Laura Lee Gulledge's graphic novel Page by Paige:
These challenges range from bluntly taking chances to facing her fears, which includes dumping her "Jane Eyre Complex," as defined by Gulledge "when a plain ordinary girl hopes someone will notice her awesomeness and pluck her from obscurity." I love this term and definition so much I want to make a poster of it. (Colleen Mondor)And the National Post shares the differences in meaning of 'broody' and 'brooding':
That'd be, as far as I can see, a writer with The Daily Telegraph, whose use of "broody," vis-à-vis Kate [Duchess of Cambridge], appeared Sunday online. When I first read it, I mistakenly thought it read "brooding," by which I thought Middleton was going all Jane Eyre on us, but which, on further inspection, quite clearly, was "broo-DY," that is, dictionary-speaking, "wishing or inclined to incubate eggs" or "having a strong desire to have a baby." (Shinan Govani)Jane Eyre 2011 is reviewed by The Fade Out and Le projet d'amour and other tales. The Brontë Sisters posts briefly about the Nicholls family's Cuba House. And Flickr user ChelseaTan has uploaded a few pictures taken around Brontë country.