Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Wednesday, December 25, 2013 10:27 am by Cristina in , ,    No comments
The Gloss selects inspirational feminist quotes:
“For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.” -Virginia Woolf
Studying male dominated history is depressing. Virginia Woolf reminds us that women have been contributing to science and philosophy and poetry for centuries, hidden away under male pseudonyms and ghost writers (ahem, Brontë sisters). Every woman’s name on a Nobel prize, book jacket, or punk rock stage is a high five for ladies everywhere. (Mandie Williams)
Digital Spy gives the ratings of the BBC Two broacast of Jane Eyre 2011:
a broadcast of Jane Eyre appealed to 1.82m (7.6%) at 8.30pm. (Tom Eames)
Matthew Norman reviews La Porchetta Pollo Bar in London in The Telegraph and seems fascinated when he sees the following:
Exceedingly cheap and infectiously cheerful it remains, and the beguilingly nostalgic flavour provided by a capacious Greatest Hits menu was reinforced by the vision of a hip twentysomething woman at the next table reading Wuthering Heights. Not on a Kindle, mind. From a Penguin.
Suryakumari Dennison in the Deccan Herald reads letters written by his mother when she was quite young:
In that engrossing narrative, young Olivia recounts everyday experiences of her post-academic, simple but satisfying life in Madras. She sings in the church choir, writes poems and stories, plays badminton and tennis, embroiders cushion covers and tablecloths,  ejoys concerts and movies, pays visits and receives them in return. She also reads voraciously, devouring novels by Jane Austen, the Brontës, Elizabeth Gaskell and lesser-known authors.
The comedian Chris Turner is interviewed on DNA. He quotes Charlotte Brontë:
Happiness is… ‘Being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort’ (Charlotte Brontë) (As told to Boski Gupta)
The quote is from Chapter 22 in Jane Eyre.

Feeling like walking tomorrow? The Telegraph & Argus gives you an option:
A guided annual five-mile circular walk with Phil Hatton and Barbara Walker sets off at 11am from the Tourist Information Office at the top of Main Street with punch and mince pies, but bring your lunch with you. The walk is of moderate difficulty to the Brontë Waterfalls and back.
So Bookalicious!'s Teaser Tuesday is devoted to Jane Eyre; the Brontë Sisters posts a Merry Christmas entry.


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