10 Fascinating Facts About Charlotte Brontë - On Wednesday 7th December, I’m very honoured to be returning to my old University, the University of Huddersfield, to give a public lecture on Charlotte Br...
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There is an extraordinary poem about the slave, Harriet Jacobs, hiding for seven years in order to escape her owner, and a delightful poem about Charlotte Brontë in the voice of her biographer, Elizabeth Gaskell. We meet Gerrude Stein and Virginia Woolf, and closer to home, Anna Huntington, whose powerful animal sculptures grace Brookgreen Garden. (Anthony S. Abbott)The writer, fashion analyst and Brontëite Justine Picardie talks about British politicians' shoes in The New Statesman . Virginia Woolf and Charlotte Brontë get mentions:
Yet her commitment to women’s rights did not negate her interest in women’s shoes (and men’s, on occasion), including the ones that she saw while visiting the Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth. “The natural fate of such things is to die before the body that wore them,” observed Woolf, who found herself curiously touched by the sight of Charlotte Brontë’s shoes, preserved in a glass case along with a thin muslin dress; relics that had “outlived her”.The Irish Post on York:
York’s an old romantic at heart and that seems to have rubbed off along the way with many a royal wedding taking place in the city. It also boasts two Love Lanes, while just a short drive away is the Yorkshire Moors and the site where Emily Brontë wrote Wuthering Heights.The Sunday Times publishes a curious detail in the Poldark-Heathcliff connection:
Taking a leaf out of Kate’s book (‘Heathcliff, it’s me Cathy. Let me in-a-your window’ ) we took in the breath-taking York Minster, northern Europe’s largest Gothic cathedral and home of The Heart of Yorkshire that sits in the Great West Window, in all its stained-glass glory. (Siobhan Breatnach)
The exhilarating horse rides along the Cornish clifftops have combined with his muscular torso to make the Poldark star Aidan Turner a hot property.And Ben Atkinson was indeed a horse and cart driver in Wuthering Heights 2011. Small world.
But while the famous chest belongs to Turner, many of the coastline gallops were actually performed by stuntman Ben Atkinson. (Sanya Burgess)