Flowers for Anne's birthday. - The Brontë Society Flowers for Anne's birthday Thank you very much to the person who sends them every year - they are much loved
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A new exhibition at a Kirklees museum will look at the use of glass in contemporary art, craft and design.USA Today interviews the writer Karina Halle:
Red House Museum is hosting Through the Rainbow which features work by a variety of makers based in Kirklees.
It aims to draw parallels between contemporary and historical decorative glass.
Visitors are encouraged to see the stunning example of stained glass in the Red House dining room during their visit. The windows were removed from the house around 1920 but returned in 1990 and are on loan from The Brontë Society.
They feature delicate glass painting and deep, vibrant colours and are described in Charlotte Brontë's novel Shirley written in 1849. (Val Jabin)
Do you have a favorite writer in your genre? If so, how has their writing inspired your own?The Millions talks about the death of the ingénue in literature:
KH: When I write in the horror genre, my favorite writer by far is Stephen King. I'm also fond of Carlos Ruis Zafón. For romance and romantic suspense, I love, love, love the push and pull of Jane and Mr. Rochester in Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, or Mac and Barrons in Karen Marie Monning's Fever series. In the suspense side of things I'm crushing hard on Don Winslow. (Interview by Joyce Lamb)
As an aside, perhaps the hotly contested debate currently surrounding this question in fact hinges on the lack of ingénues populating today’s great novels. (...) And mostly, none of these books requires a supporting ingénue waiting in the corner, ready to cry foil to a Lizzy Bennett or Jane Eyre or even Catherine Earnshaw. (Elizabeth L. Silver)Well we can assume that Isabella is a kind of ingénue to Catherine, but who is the ingénue to Jane Eyre? Blanche Ingram???
Michael Fassbender has already played a domineering, weathly man who falls in love with a subordinate, innocent young girl -- yes, we mean Mr. Rochester in Jane Eyre -- so it's not a stretch to imagine him donning one of Christian's Grey's linen shirts.Well, it's like Quentin Tarantino directing a remake of Bambi. In both Bambi and Tarantino's movies there are killings.
“When you read Austen, it’s funny,” said Feild, who plays Mr. Henry Nobley, the “Darcy” figure at the theme park. “She was a very humorous writer and if you look at some of the other writers [like Brontë or Dickens], they’re a lot more dour and tragic. So, Austen manages to keep sort of the beautiful thrill of the time with a sort of charm. There’s a lot of charm to Austen.” (Meghan O'Keefe)Did JJ Feild really mention the Brontës or has it been added by the journalist?