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Tea has even got romantic connotations for 31-year-old Charlotte – her first encounter with her fiancé Tom Hardy occurred over a cup of it in 2008 when they were cast as Cathy and Heathcliff in the ITV production of Wuthering Heights. Tom was an established and acclaimed (if a little wild) actor, while Charlotte was an unknown straight from drama school. But when they met she decided that ‘since they were going to fall madly in love with each other’ on screen she would pluck up the courage to ask him to go for a cup of tea. (Sharing a brew, she explains, is the only way to really get to know anyone.) (Jane Gordon)The Augusta Chronicle criticises the new fashion of introducing sex in classics:
“We’re not rewriting the classics,” Claire Siemaszkiewicz, founder of Total-E-Bound Publishing and its imprint Clandestine Classics, told The UK Huffington Post. “We’re keeping the original prose and the author’s voice. We’re not changing any of that. But we want to enhance the novels by adding the ‘missing’ scenes for readers to enjoy.”The Secret Writer interviews the author C.W. Gortner:
But “missing” implies they were supposed to be there in the first place. They weren’t. I mean, did Emily Brontë really intend for Heathcliff and Catherine to have kinky sex? Because that’s what they’re doing in the Clandestine Classics version of Wuthering Heights. (Joe Hotchkiss)
Can I ask what sort of books did you like reading as a child?Seattle Gay News regrets that Andrea Arnold's Wuthering Heights will not have any chance to be nominated for the Oscars in the Best Director category, the film itself is reviewed on Now in Full Color, with a happier ending; A Musical Feast comments on a passage of Villette; ogiireviews didn't like Wuthering Heights; Letters from A Broad... talks about Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea; Ellie Whitmore reviews Charlotte Brontë's novel on YouTube; Unpotdownable Books and Malin's Blog of Books review April Lindner's Jane whereas Charming Chelsey's reviews the new April Lindner novel Catherine; Dal romanzo al film (in Italian) reviews Jane Eyre 1944 (La Porta Proibita in Italy).
As a child, I loved Enid Blyton. I grew up reading her books, as well as those of C.S. Lewis. Later on, I discovered historical fiction and Gothic novels; I became addicted to Jean Plaidy, Victoria Holt, Daphne du Maurier, Anya Seton, and the Brontë sisters. I must have read “My Cousin Rachel” and “Wuthering Heights” at least a dozen times!