The Daily Express discusses the success of Fifty Shades of Grey:
Just as Fifty Shades started life as Twilight fan fiction, you can expect erotic takes on literary classics such as Eve Sinclair’s Jane Eyre Laid Bare (Macmillan), then there is “d**k lit”, which includes reissues of Brian W Aldiss’s Horatio Stubbs trilogy from the Seventies and sapphic fiction such as Black Lace’s I Kissed A Girl by Regina Perry. (Charlotte Heathcote)The Arizona Daily Star recommends reading to children:
It seems (and I have always known this) that fiction provides us with a simulation of reality. Fiction provides numerous details about lives as well as vivid descriptions of people and places. A good novel can go beyond reality; it can take us into the minds of other people. When I was a girl I felt I "knew" Jane Eyre and Jo March of "Little Women." (Marilyn Heins)The South Carolina State talks about the novel The Ripper by Amy Carol Reeves:
Days after the tour, Reeves breathlessly outlined for her husband, Shawn, a tale of death, conspiracy and intrigue that could have happened only on the streets the Ripper haunted.The Sault Star defends anonymity as a freedom of speech right:
Write it, he told her. And in the space of a year, she did.
That is how a woman with a Ph.D. in 19th-century British literature – whose previously published works include “Emily Brontë’s Pedagogy of Desire in ‘Wuthering Heights’ “ – came to write a young-adult novel about perhaps the most notorious and shadowy serial killer of all time. (...)Reeves’s tale uses historical fact, such as the name of the chief investigator and the names of the Ripper’s victims, who die in the book in the places they died in fact.– at first at Brontë-like pacing. But at the end, Abbie becomes less like Jane Eyre and more like video game heroine Lara Croft, unraveling plots and chasing dangerous villains as things fall and crash about her.Reeves also has a little English nerd fun – something that will pique the interest of those in the know and, maybe, lead teens into reading some of the classics of the era.
The epigraphs on Parts 1 through 4 of the book come from “Jane Eyre,” Charlotte Brontë’s story of a plucky orphan who falls in love with her employer, Rochester – and so does the name of one of one Abbie’s suitors, Simon St. John (pronounced “Sinjin,” as in “Jane Eyre”). Another suitor is modeled on Rochester in spirit but in appearance seems more like her sister, Emily’s Heathcliff of “Wuthering Heights.” (Christine Schweikert)
Back in the 1800s, such sentiments would have silenced the Brontë sisters, who published under pseudonyms, thus their voices were rendered anonymous. (Brian MacLeod)Infobae América asks several writers about their best books lists. Pola Oloixarac has Wuthering Heights on her list.
Rose City Reader interviews the author Rayme Waters who talks about her novel The Angel's Share:
Jane is Cinnamon’s main moral touchstone. Although you don’t need to be familiar with Jane Eyre to enjoy The Angels’ Share—the story stands strongly on its own— lovers of Charlotte Brontë’s most famous novel will be rewarded another layer of depth and some fun twists and surprises from Jane Eyre references in The Angels’ Share.Europa Sur interviews Miss Gibraltar:
Me encanta leer, aunque hace tiempo que no me siento a disfrutar de un buen libro. Mi libro preferido es Jane Eyre y nunca me canso de leerlo. (Eva Reyes) (Translation)Another former Philippine model who read the Brontës can be found on The Philippine Star; La Nueva Provincia and The Bladerunner (in Spanish), Fashion medley (in French) review Jane Eyre 2011; Sentidos Literarios (in Spanish), The Reader and Owl's Corner post about Jane Eyre; Mieszanka (nie)kulturalna and Recenzie Nati (in Polish) review Agnes Grey and Jane Eyre respectively; Library of Sisters (in Czech) and Fiktiviteter (in Swedish) talk about Wuthering Heights; Las lágrimas de Alicia (in Spanish) has a made a doll dress inspired by the Brontës; Mrs. ReaderPants reviews The House of Dead Maids; Guión Actualidad (in Spanish) reviews Wuthering Heights 2011; Story Time reviews the baby book Little Miss Brontë: Jane Eyre; Donna's Book Blog reviews The Flight of Gemma Hardy; My Little World (in Czech) posts about April Lindner's Jane; John Royer has uploaded several videos of the Brontë Parsonage and surroundings to YouTube and The Hair Pin publishes this funny piece called Texts from Jane Eyre (via Eyresses).