The Yorker gives advices to people going to Yorkshire:
And with dusty old episodes of Last of the Summer Wine, films like Brassed Off and Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights often providing the entire foundations for a non-Yorkshireman’s view of Yorkshire, it’s easy to see how you might have acquired a rather bizarre (and often quite misguided) view of our great county. (...)Deccan Chronicle (India) talks about local 'book trekkers':
Hop on a different train and you can be running up the beautiful sandy beaches of Scarborough and Whitby or testing out your hottest Kate Bush-style dance moves on Heathcliff’s ‘wild and windy moors’ near Haworth- what more could you want? (Katharine Wootton)
If rummaging through dusty shelves of timeless tomes and diving into suspect corners of mothballs and rotting papyrus, constitutes your idea of a fun time, you are probably one among the breed of the city’s burgeoning book trekkers. (...)Kevin Maher defends in The Times American actors in period films:
For some, book trekking is a respite from run-of-the-mill malls visits and club hopping. Student Rishika Karnad says, “I got into book trekking when, once, my friends dragged me along to shop. I was so bored, I wandered into every bookstore on that street and had such a ball, I decided to do it more often. There are about ten of us now, and we’ve managed to unearth some amazing titles. We’ve found 50 year-old prints of Jane Austin and Emily Brontë.” (Anusha Vincent)
Speaking of movies, great to hear the Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes sound off during the week about American actors. The Yanks, apparently, cannot “do” period roles. “The US has the actors in the world but they are a very contemporary race,” he reportedly said. This theory is interesting , but utter rubbish. (See, I do know everything about movies). From Montgomery Clift in The Heiress to Orson Welles in Jane Eyre to John Malkovich in Dangerous Liaisons to Holly Hunter in The Piano, some of the greatest period performances ever have been American.The Chronicle (Duke University) uses the Brontës to open an article:
Last week, I had to double-check my surroundings to make sure I hadn’t slipped through some time warp into the 19th century, because that would be the only explanation for Rep. Todd Akin’s comments. (...)Le Journal du Dimanche (France) traces a profile of the editor Isabelle Laffont:
By all indications, the first week of law school had not pushed me so far over the edge that I had landed among the Brontë sisters, Charles Dickens and the Brothers Grimm. (Joline Doedens)
La maison maternelle d’Hendaye se profile, vacances aux longues journées alanguies en compagnie de Jane Eyre et ses douces larmes étrangement réconfortantes ; des Hauts de Hurlevent et leurs élans exaltés ; de Jane Austen et son réalisme mordant ; d’Alexandre Dumas (62 volumes dans la bibliothèque Nelson), ses cavalcades infinies, ses séduisants mousquetaires. (Patrice Trapier) (Translation)Andilit interviews the writer Ed Cyzewski. Not a Brontëite:
What are three of your all-time favorite books? Why do you love those?The Briarfield Chronicles explores how Charlotte Brontë incorporated aspects of her own life and personality into her characters (with special attention to some of her unfinished works); New York City Reflections reviews the Brontë. A portrait of Charlotte New York performances; A sail, a sail! has visited Haworth; Tiffany's Bookshelf reviews the upcoming children book The Brontë Sisters by Catherine Reef; Moje zaczytanie and Popularna klasyka (both in Polish) posts about Jane Eyre and Agnes Grey, respectively; Au Bonheur du Livre (in French) and We must become the change we want to see reviews Jane Eyre; It's Never Enough talks about Jane Slayre; Le Blog de l'École des Lettres and C vu par moi (both in French) reviews Jane Eyre 2011; Bookish Whimsy reviews Joan Sowards's Chocolate Roses.
(...) For sheer pleasure, it’s tough to beat Cold Comfort Farm. It’s sweet revenge for having to deal with Wuthering Heights and those insufferable lovers Heathcliffe (sic) and Catherine.