Friday, April 04, 2014

Friday, April 04, 2014 9:43 am by Cristina in , , ,    No comments
The news of Haworth being shortlisted for England's Hall of Fame has reached local newspapers. From The Telegraph and Argus:
Haworth could feature in an exhibition to mark St George’s Day after being shortlisted in a national tourism campaign.
The search to establish England’s Hall of Fame began in February when VisitEngland asked the public to submit suggestions on what England has brought to the world and what makes the country such a fascinating place to explore.
The village was shortlisted for the dramatic landscape that inspired Emily Brontë to write Wuthering Heights.
The top 60 can be viewed at www.englandshalloffame.com and the public have until April 13 to vote for their favourite.
Coun Susan Hinchcliffe, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Employment, Skills and Culture, said: “Haworth is a great tourist destination.
“I would encourage everybody who values Haworth to go on to the site and vote.”
And the Keighley News carries the story as well. Don't forget to vote here.

One of Haworth's highlights is, of course, the Brontë Parsonage Museum, which today is on Radio Leeds:
Tune in to BBC Radio Leeds 92.4FM between 9am-12pm on Friday 4th April - the Wes Butters show will be broadcasting LIVE from the Parsonage!
The Guardian Books Blog looks at 'books that make you cry':
Some sad scenes, however, are also Uplifting. The last lines of Wuthering Heights do exactly what is intended: show peace after storm.
I lingered round [the three graves], under that benign sky; watched the moths fluttering among the heath, and hare-bells; listened to the soft wind breathing through the grass; and wondered how anyone could ever imagine unquiet slumbers for the sleepers in that quiet earth. (Moira Redmond)
Charlotte Brontë is not only the questionable grandmother of chicklit but now also the (also questionable in our humble opinion) of 'chick noir', at least according to Lucy Atkins on Lovereading.
Whatever the reason, one thing’s clear: ‘Chick noir’ is a daft label. These are intelligent and well-written books: Gone Girl was even shortlisted for the prestigious Orange Prize. Many readers are male, and as for the ‘chick’ bit, SJ Watson, is – whisper it – a man. It’s also a trend with impressive origins: think Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca, or Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre.
The Telegraph (India) reviews A Strange Kind of Paradise: India through foreign eyes by Sam Miller and reminds us of the fact that
Miller sleuths not just through the history of a nation but also of words with Indian roots and resonance. Enlightened readers know that Juggernaut, a term that Charlotte Brontë uses in a passage in Jane Eyre, originally referred to Jagannath. (Uddalak Mukherjee)
Movie reviews and other such nonsense posts about Jane Eyre 2011. Caught Between the Pages reviews Always Emily by Michaela MacColl. Fastpageturner interviews Margot Livesey, author of The Flight of Gemma Hardy. The American Reader quotes from an April 3 letter of Charlotte Brontë to William S. Williams.

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