Tuesday, September 03, 2013

An announcement from the Brontë Parsonage Facebook page:
Due to popular demand, our Ten Minute Talks will continue into the autumn. As of this month, the talks will not be happening daily, but we'll try to have them as often as possible. Keep your eyes peeled for updates on Facebook and on Twitter.
This week, Charissa will be repeating her talk, "Anne: The Forgotten Brontë?" on Thursday 5th Sept.
Also, we will miss Julie Akhurst but would like to offer a warm welcome to the new people in charge of communications at the Brontë Parsonage. They introduce themselves on Facebook:
It's just been brought to our attention that we haven't got round to introducing ourselves yet!
We are Sarah (Communications/Marketing) and Mari (the Parsonage's first ever intern!) and we're in charge of keeping you updated via our social media channels.
Some of you may have noticed that there have been some changes on Facebook and Twitter (@bronteparsonage) lately...
Sarah and I both started on 12th August, and we've been trying to jazz things up a bit. We're really pleased that our new initiative to share more interesting facts (Did you know?) and photos (From the Treasure Trove), as well as videos of our Ten Minute Talks seem to be going down so well!
If there are any other suggestions on what we could do to improve, please let us know!
And speaking of the Treasure Trove, the latest installment shows Anne Brontë's collection of pebbles.

According to The Malaysian Insider, Yorkshire has been named Europe's leading destination in 2013.
A county in northern England perhaps best known for being romanticized and mythologized by the Brontë sisters for its wild, windswept moors has been named the leading destination in Europe at an awards ceremony referred to as the ‘Oscars’ of the travel industry.
Industry experts named the county of Yorkshire - the largest in England - the best destination on the continent at the World Travel Awards in Antalya, Turkey last week, beating out world class cities such as Barcelona, Florence, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, London and Rome which were also nominated in the same category.
It’s the first time in 17 years that the award has been given to a county rather than a major city.
While it’s been forever immortalized in English literature as a tertiary character in Emily Brontë’s 19th century classic “Wuthering Heights,” today the region has carved out a reputation as being a gastronomic destination with six Michelin-starred restaurants in the county, more than any other region outside London.
Dawn (Pakistan) complains about recent bans.
Is it surprising that we don’t find inventors, poets, philosophers and artists blossoming in this culture of intimidation, fear and intellectual stagnation? If we condemn new ideas as sources of mischief on our dinner table instead of debating their pros and cons and emphasising to our kids the need to strike the right balance between tradition and change, and society continues to reinforce the same message during academic and professional life, will thought-leaders emerge out of nowhere?
Emily Brontë wrote Wuthering Heights when she was 29. Jane Austen was 21 when she completed the manuscript of First Impressions, later revised and published as Pride and Prejudice. Frank Kafka was 29 when he wrote The Judgement. Shakespeare was not 30 when he wrote Comedy of Errors.
One can go through the list of some of the greatest inventors and find a similar age pattern. Most of the creativity that has changed this world and made it a better place has been a product of younger, imaginative minds unadulterated by fear, tradition and notions of expediency. (Babar Sattar)
Charlotte Brontë's letter to be auctioned tomorrow in Edinburgh is featured in The Telegraph and Argus and the Glasgow Evening Times. Programm.Ard announces the broadcast of Jane Eyre 2006 on Arte this week. Top Ten Tuesday asks for 'Top 10 Contemporary Books That Would Be Great Paired With A Required Reading Book' and several blogs mention Brontë novels: Reading with ABC, My Head is Full of Books, Quinn's Book Nook. Booking through 365 posts about Wuthering Heights. Unputdownables features Agnes Grey. At Home with Juju posts briefly about Jane Eyre. The Blog of Litwits is still inviting readers to join SeptembEYRE, which began yesterday. Here's the kick-off post from Entomology of a Bookworm. Hannah's Haven posts about a recent trip to Haworth.


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