Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013 8:10 am by Cristina in , , ,    No comments
After reporting the words of advice to other publishers from a HarperCollins UK boss, the Guardian looks back on the publishing house's origins:
HarperCollins traces its history back almost 200 years, on one side of its lineage to Glasgow-based millworker William Collins who set up to print sermons and hymn books, later moving into dictionaries and atlases and obtaining a licence to print the Bible; on the other to New York's Harper Brothers, who brought the Brontë sisters and Thackeray to American readers. (Jennifer Rankin)
The Guardian also describes the book The Winter Witch by Paula Brackston as follows:
If the Brontë sisters had penned magical realism, this would have been the result. (Eric Brown)
The Herald (Scotland) reviews the second film installment of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
As played by the ever more impressive Lawrence, Katniss Everdeen is a feminist heroine for the age. Smart, self-sufficient, brave, and principled, she is Jane Eyre with a bow and arrow, Germaine Greer with added grrr.
SCNow reviews the film The English Teacher, where
The 40-something, single Linda reads “Wuthering Heights,” “Little Women” and other classics, but it’s all just window dressing. (Laurie Crosswell)
More snark on Taylor Swift's discovery of Francis Scott Fitzgerald on Grantland's Hollywood Prospectus.
 I'm always just waiting for the day Swift gets into Kate Bush via "Wuthering Heights." She's so close! She just got into F. Scott Fitzgerald! (Molly Lambert)
The Hull Daily Mail features the east coast resort of Hornsea and recalls that
One famous visitor who came to "take the waters" was the author, Charlotte Brontë, who stayed in Hornsea for several weeks in 1853.
1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die posts about Agnes Grey. Flickr user Old76 MIA has imagined a portrait of Emily Brontë.

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