Saturday, May 03, 2014

Keighley News and The Telegraph & Argus remember the recent appeal to local residents to check for Brontë-related items in their attics:
Sue Newby, the museum’s education officer, said it is likely some people had Bronte items in their private collection, but the society did not know about them. She added: “It may be things people don’t know they’ve got.
“Some items were given away to the Brontës’ servants, and may have been passed on. People may not realise items have a Brontë connection.”
Anyone with items should e-mail or contact the museum on (01535) 642323.
Noozhawk announces a musical alert for today, May 3 in Santa Barbara, CA:
Casting about, the other day, for arts events I might preview for Noozhawk, I came across the announcement of a "Senior Composition Recital featuring Chavadith Tantavirojn" out at UCSB at 6 p.m. Saturday in Karl Geiringer Hall (Music Building). (Gerald Carpenter)
In the program:
The Night is Darkening Around Me: (2011)
(for Soprano and piano accompaniment)
(Text by Emily Brontë)
·      Chris Davis (piano)
·      Kajsa Nelson (soprano)
The Sudbury Star looks for the ideal bookshelf among their collaborators:
Two books from Lorraine’s childhood made it onto her bookshelf and those are the Anne of Green Gables series by Lucy Maud Montgomery and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. (Jessica Watts)
The Age explores the literary legacy of the rectory as a setting:
Charlotte Brontë objected to the "genteel but confined houses" in Jane Austen's fiction, perhaps because the Brontës' own parsonage at Howarth (sic) was somewhat bleak, adjacent to a "moorish and wild terrain". (Colin Steele)
The writer Raffaella Barker remembers her childhood in The Guardian:
My cat had kittens on my pillow one stormy night and I woke to find the sticky mass mewing in my hair. I was charmed. It was like something out of Wuthering Heights, though I hadn't read it yet. I had no filter for behaviour – this was just life, and it was full of possibilities.
E.Jean's guide to improve your vocabulary on Elle:
In the spirit of the tiny geniuses—Anne, Emily, and Charlotte—who knew so many words that their heads weighed more than their crosswords, throw black-tie Scrabble parties, read Jane Eyre, get Urban Dictionary's "Word of the Day" by e-mail, listen to Wuthering Heights on your iPod, write new words with your refrigerator magnets, and keep a word diary to record what happens when you employ your new vocab.
Business Insider talks about the wonders of daydreaming:
History is full of high-achieving daydreamers: Einstein, Newton, and the Brontë sisters all lived much of their lives in their imaginations. (Drake Baer)
Bustle discusses the recent acquisition of Harlequin by HarperCollins and proposes some new novel duets:
Where were we? Oh yes. So HarperCollins sidles up to Harlequin, all, “Baby, wanna check out my backlist?” Harlequin said yes, and the two have become one. Which is hilarious, because HarperCollins is so much more mainstream. Sure, they have their own secret, sizzling backlist of titles, but they also, you know, originally published Mark Twain and the Brontë sisters. (...)

Jane Eyre of the Beholder: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë + Eye of the Beholder by Ingrid Weaver.
Alternate title: If You Give a Mr. Rochester an Assault Rifle. (Tori Telfer)
The Irish Times thinks that Michael Fassbender portrayed a
a particularly depressive Mr Rochester in Jane Eyre [2011].  (Donald Carter)
Great Bend Tribune discusses teaching children to be heroes, no less:
Reading classic books with your children will also give them examples of heroism. Books like Great Expectations, Jane Eyre and Tale of Two Cities are fantastic illustrations of characters faced with tremendous adversity who chose to do noble things. They become heroes to someone. (Becky Rickman)
LifeStyleBlog (Italy) interviews the actress Elena Starace:
Qual è il tuo sogno nel cassetto?
Sarebbe fantastico poter interpretare Jane Eyre, protagonista di un capolavoro di Brontë o anche Fermina Daza, personaggio dell’intramontabile Garcia Marquez. (Translation)
Mirabile Dictu has reread Jane Eyre;  Covered in Flour posts about Emily Brontë's poetry; Librarian of Snark reviews Always Emily by Michaela MacCall; Summer Reading Project is not going well with Villette; Instant Xpertise hated Wuthering Heights; Hundred Acre Wood posts a nice Jane Eyre 2006 gif.


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