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Exactly 25 years ago a phenomenal downpour of rain struck the moors above Halifax in West Yorkshire. The afternoon of May 19, 1989, was hot and oppressive before clouds turned the sky as dark as night and a thunderstorm erupted, made even more dramatic as it struck the moors near the ruined farmhouse Top Withens where Emily Brontë is believed to have set Wuthering Heights. (Paul Simons)Closer in time, The Telegraph and Argus has an article on the recent Lord Mayor's parade in Haworth, where one of the costumes was inspired by Wuthering Heights in a Bollywood style.
“The wit and humour of this parade has been most entertaining – we’ve had a Bollywood version of Wuthering Heights, which is a great example of a ‘Bradford marriage’,” Coun Hussain said.This weekend also saw Haworth's 1940s weekend. As usual, The Daily Mail insists on paying attention to the people who really only want that, but apart from that it seems to have been a lovely event judging by the (many) pictures.
“We have so many people from diverse communities here to celebrate today being inclusive is Bradford’s strength and its richness.
“And it has been a privilege and an honour for me to be Lord Mayor and to be here at this wonderful parade,” he concluded. (Chris Tate)
What is the most beautiful book you own?[...] I also love my just bigger than your palm, Modern Library type books. I have Stevenson’s essays, Madame Bovary and Charlotte Brontë’s Shirley. Again, completely random finds. (Martin Doyle)La voz de Avilés (Spain) reports that a local reading club meeting today at 5 pm will be analysing Wide Sargasso Sea. Ivy Book Binding posts about April Lindner's Jane. Scholars and Rogues discusses The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.