Christmas Lunch and Entertainment 2016 - The annual Brontë Group Christmas Lunch took place last Saturday, 3 December. Around 40 members turned up to enjoy a three-course meal, drinks and entertai...
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Gemini (May 21-June 20) “I need not sell my soul to buy bliss,” says a character in Charlotte Brontë’s 19th-century novel Jane Eyre. “I have an inward treasure born with me, which can keep me alive if all extraneous delights should be withheld, or offered only at a price I cannot afford to give.” This would be a great speech for you to memorize and periodically recite in the next two weeks. Do it in front of your mirror at least once a day to remind yourself of how amazingly resourceful you are. It will also help you resist the temptation to seek gifts from people who can’t or won’t give them to you. (Rob Brezsny)Too bad that all that is said mockingly in the novel by Mr Rochester passing as a gypsy fortune teller saying what he thought Jane would be thinking (chapter XIX).
2. The performancesJustine Picardie discussed Daphne du Maurier and mentioned her Brontë connections on BBC Radio 4's Today programme yesterday (via @BronteParsonage and @Breffney). Sheila Kohler talks abour her novel Becoming Jane Eyre on HoCoPoLitSo's YouTube channel. The Mechanicsville Local reports that Miss Mechanicsville 2013's favourite novel is Wuthering Heights. Por la calle de Alcalá writes in Spanish about Emily Brontë and Wuthering Heights.
[...] John Kazek plays a number of roles, said Bissett, "from the Albanian pimp to the friendly punter to the Nigerian father. John is a much-loved Scottish actor whom I saw perform in 'Wuthering Heights' when I was still at school. I knew then at 13 [that] I wanted to work with him when I grew up." (Julia Borcherts)