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The historic city of York, cobbled streets of Haworth, rolling hills of Bronte Country and industrial might of Sheffield will all witness the visit of the world’s greatest cycle race on Sunday July 6.The Irish Independent features Bryony Gordon's autobiography The Wrong Knickers.
In preparation for Le Tour, a seven-man team led by Yorkshire Post photographer and experienced rider Bruce Rollinson has tackled sections of the strenuous 200km stage two route just weeks before Tour cyclists do the same. [...]
One of the highlights of stage two is the fact that Tour riders will cycle up the cobbled Haworth Main Street.
The historic village, famed for its association with the Brontë sisters, will present a terrain of a different kind to Tour cyclists.
Bruce said: “The narrow cobbled street represents a different challenge, you’ve got to go fast, as the faster you go the more comfortable it is, and if you stand as you pedal you can start to lose traction.
“Riders do go up it but you should be aware that it’s often busy, which can make things difficult.”
There have always been novels and memoirs about a girl's amorous adventures in the years when she shops around for a mate. In its own way, 'Jane Eyre' is such a story, as are the works of Jane Austen. Bridget Jones has famously emblemised this narrative, but that's nearly two decades ago now. Bridget Jones counting cigarettes and calories is a little pale next to Bryony's controversial account of "a decade of debauchery". (Mary Kenny)TheatreBath reviews the Jane Eyre performances at the Writhlington School:
Under the direction of Helena Greenlees, assisted by James Moore the text and concept was well executed with some outstanding moments when music and drama mixed seamlessly. This production clearly indicated a good mix of talent and through the use of both modern and classic styles of interpretation the entire cast was well occupied and the team work excellent. (Petra Schofield)The Reader's featured poem this week is Emily Brontë's The Elder's Rebuke. Mucho ruido y pocas nueces writes in Spanish about Jane Eyre while Britsky Film posts in Czech about the 2011 film adaptation. Yesterday the Brontë Parsonage Facebook page paid homage to Patrick Brontë as part of Father's day. Crumpets and Marmalade reviews Wuthering Heights. StoriesOf1Year didn't like the novel. Exactly the opposite opinion that Annabel Smith or Quimera entre Líneas (in Spanish).