Monday, June 27, 2016

Monday, June 27, 2016 8:49 am by Cristina in , , , , ,    No comments
Gazette Series lists the advantages of adding a blue plaque to your historic home.
Also recently relisted are seven buildings that witnessed the life of Charlotte Brontë.
These include Grade I listed Haworth Parsonage, where Charlotte and her sisters Emily and Anne grew up and where her novels were written, and Grade II* listed Norton Conyers, the property that inspired Charlotte’s most famous novel Jane Eyre.
USA Today's Happy Ever After asks several romance writers to recommend 'binge-worthy fantasy movies'.
Mel Sterling, author of Trueheart
[...] When I want a romantic but not purely fantasy film to watch over and over, I go for the 2011 adaptation of Jane Eyre starring Fassbender and Wasikowska. It’s gorgeous to look at, and its soundtrack makes me ache with its beauty. (Veronica Scott)
This columnist from the Irish Independent is glad there is so much to choose from when it comes to young adults novels. Apparently back in her day,
 there was a huge gap between my favourite childhood books and adult novels. There was Enid Blyton or the Brontës and little in between. (Justine Carbery)
Writer Madeleine Reiss is one of those who include Jane Eyre in the 'romantic' books section as she writes on Female First that
Romantic novels range from bodice rippers to Jane Eyre.
Business World Online makes a couple of connections to Wuthering Heights when discussing recent Brexit events.
But the day after the Brexit referendum, Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish First Minister [...] was a veritable Cathy standing over the moors of Wuthering Heights, with the winds against her face muffling her forlorn cries for her forbidden love, dark Heathcliff [...]
To the common man, the country’s labor and social services will be burdened by the free movements (immigration) under EU; subsidies will be suffered by the taxpayers for the underfunded pension funds and debts of the poorer and more profligate EU members. In Dicken’s Great Expectations, Pip came into unexpected wealth, and he squandered it. Heathcliff in Brontë’s Wuthering Heights was a foundling who became richer than his adoptive family was, but he could not lay aside venomous revenge for how they treated him in his young years.
Yes, there too could be the bigotry of social and economic status as in Victorian literature, for the UK is the fifth richest country in the world. . . (Amelia H. C. Ylagan)
Coincidentally, Luccia Gray looks at Jane Eyre from a Brexit point of view. Sarah J Wesson shares a short story inspired by 'the female characters in Jane Eyre and Rebecca'. Elysa Faith Ng posts about Wuthering Heights.

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