Thursday, March 21, 2013

Thursday, March 21, 2013 8:14 am by Cristina in , , ,    No comments
Apparently we should have wished you a happy International Happiness Day yesterday - well, we are sorry we missed the chance. To celebrate, the Guardian had a quiz on happy literature which may or may not include a Brontë quote.
8. “There is enough said. Trouble no quiet, kind heart; leave sunny imaginations hope. Let it be theirs to conceive the delight of joy born again fresh out of great terror, the rapture of rescue from peril, the wondrous reprieve from dread, the fruition of return. Let them picture union and a happy succeeding life.” Which happy ending?
Villette by Charlotte Brontë
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
Middlemarch by George Eliot
The Telegraph and Argus reports that the Brontë Society has presented the Daphne Carrick scholarship for research:
The Brontë Society is funding research into the famous writing family's links with Cornwall.
It has presented the Daphne Carrick Scholarship to Penzance woman Melissa Hardie-Budden to look into “Branwell Papers”.
She will assemble all possible documentary references to the Branwell and Carne families, ancestors of Charlotte, Emily and Anne.
The sisters’ mother and aunt, Maria and Elizabeth Branwell, moved from Penzance to Yorkshire in the early 1800s.
The news is also reported on the Brontë Society's own website.

The Jane Eyre reference in Bates Motel has even reached madmoiZelle in France. The Vancouver Sun mentions the inspiration/influence Charlotte Brontë had on Stephenie Meyer. The Unconventional Housewife shares a poem entitled 'The Shelving of Charlotte Brontë'. Daisy Dolls writes about sewing the sleeve of a shirt for a Mr Rochester doll. Blog of Erised reviews Aviva Orr's The Mist on Brontë Moor.


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