Elizabeth Gaskell and the Brontës - It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Anne Brontë’s writings, and those of her sisters Emily and Charlotte Brontë as well. There are other writers who I lo...
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Custodians of an historic Haworth building are celebrating securing a major grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)Jane Eyre is one of '12 Incredible Books That Will Change Your Perspective On The World' according to Bustle.
They have confirmed that Haworth Parish Church has now received a sum of £204,600 from the fund for its north roofs repair project.
The costly scheme aims to restore and repair the north-facing roofs on the Main Street parish church, which has Brontë family connections.
The work is scheduled to start on April 4 next year, and is expected to take three months to complete.
A spokesman for the church said: "Thanks to National Lottery players, the project will make the church's roof fit for purpose once again so that it can continue to serve its community through into the twenty-second century.
"Repairs to the south-facing roofs and tower were completed in July 2012.
"This project, which will involve replacing the existing slates with fresh slates sourced from Cumbria, will enable the church to continue not only services of worship but staging concerts, exhibitions and community events.
"And as part of the funding package the Friends of the Brontë Church will be offering training to volunteers to train as tour guides." (Miran Rahman)
This is the sort of book you want to pick up when you need a little push in your life. Jane Eyre, a woman who has been orphaned and abused and given every reason to feel defeated, still stands tall and pursues her dreams of love. This classic tale will inspire you at any stage of life and remind you why it's important to remain hopeful, despite the issues that surround you. (Alex Weiss)This columnist from Portafolio (Colombia) is currently reading it but is somewhat confused about mixing technology and classics.
El guiño al pasado lo hago ahora con un libro que me quería leer hace rato: Jane Eyre, de una de las hermanas Brontë llamada Charlotte. Qué bonito libro ahora que empieza. Lo curioso es que lo estoy leyendo en el Kindle oyendo dubstep, por lo tanto no sé si estoy en el pasado o en el futuro. (Jorge Alonso Ruiz Morales) (Translation)The Times of India has an article on curly hair and according to them,
In literature, girls with curls are often portrayed as somewhat deranged. Remember Bertha Mason, Rochester's first wife in Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre? This "madwoman in the attic" had a head full of curls. (Paulami Sen)Bertha's hair doesn't seem to be described as curly, though it could well be. Jane describes it as 'thick and dark hair hanging long down her back', 'dark, grizzled hair' and 'shaggy locks'. It would have been more appropriate for the article to quote the episode at Lowood where Julia Severn's curly hair is cut off as ordered by Mr Brocklehurst.
However, having fluttered outside the nursery window in a way that reminded me of Cathy in Wuthering Heights, Tom then voyages off to some after-death twilight zone, another kind of conceptual Never-Never Land far beyond the “last star on the right”. (Richard Edmonds)The Brontë Parsonage Facebook page shows pictures of
the Totley Brook quilters [who] are creating a new version of the Brontë sisters' patchwork quilt, which will be exhibited at Bankfield Museum in Halifax next year.The Jane Eyre month is happening again this year! Courtesy of fuckyeahjaneeyre. Dinara Tengri reviews the novel.