Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sunday, June 25, 2017 10:32 am by M. in , , ,    No comments
Kent Online reveals some of the details of the annual gardening event at Hever Castle:
Hever in Bloom will show the quintessential English Rose Garden at the height of its summer beauty with free daily guided tours and daily garden talks, inspired by VisitEngland’s Year of Literary Heroes this year.
Hever in Bloom features quotes from literary greats and Harry Potter's glasses in flowers
Visitors will be able to seek out quotes by Arthur Conan Doyle, Edward Thomas, Anne Brontë, Emily Brontë, Jane Austen and Daphne Du Maurier. (Angela Cole)
The Seattle Times recommends some books for summer reading:
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine” by Gail Honeyman. A Glasgow resident makes her debut with this first-person novel. Though her title character is the survivor of child abuse, the book is actually quirky and funny. You both ache for Eleanor - a lonely 29-year-old who struggles with social appropriateness and dark memories of her past - and laugh with her. Watch for the “Jane Eyre” references, and revel in the - spoiler alert - well-earned happy ending. (Moira MacDonald)
Las Vegas Review-Journal has several writers recommend summer reads. Like Robyn Carr:
This summer, I am reading from that list — and doing some re-reading from that list — including books I have treasured like “Wuthering Heights” and “To Kill A Mockingbird,” and some I haven’t read but have always meant to[.] (Nora Krug)
The Sydney Morning Herald reviews the film Lady MacBeth:
The camera has now begun to move – as has Katherine. The glories of the Norhumberland coast start displaying themselves and Flaubert has receded in favour of the Brontës. (Sandra Hall)
DNA interviews the writer Ruskin Bond:
What are you reading these days? (Gargi Gupta)
I often read old favourites. I was reading Laurence Sterne's Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy last week. Sterne was better known for Tristram Shandy, which is an eccentric, long novel. But Sentimental Journey... is short, very readable, and funny — he's always getting into the wrong bedroom, you see. I rediscovered Wuthering Heights a couple of weeks ago, after 50 years.
The Straits Times asks a question we perfectly well know the answer to, 'Is there such a thing as too many books?':
I examine more carefully and stop at Lawrence Durrell's The Alexandria Quartet which I have never read. Pull out. Consider. Put back. I stole it from my parents' bookshelf and thus it qualifies as a literary heirloom. Next. Jane Eyre. A classic I suffered as a child and so must my granddaughter one day. Keep. (Rohit Brijnath)
Le Figaro (France) interviews the journalist and literary critic Augustin Trapenard:
Le livre qui vous accompagne ? (Marilyne Letertre)
Les Hauts de Hurlevent, d’Emily Brontë, qui m’a fait comprendre que la littérature est un art du langage, de la narration et de la création. (Translation)
Also in Le Figaro, the announcement that for the new season of Une maison, un artiste, the TV programme will visit the Brontë Parsonage Museum:
En 2016, vous vous êtes rendu en Suisse et en Belgique pour Dard et Simenon. Quid de cette saison? (Elisabeth Perrin)
Nous irons en Grande-Bretagne pour la maison des sœurs Brontë et celle de Virginia Woolf. Et puis en Espagne, où se trouve la résidence de Federico Garcia Lorca. Et nous comptons élargir notre champ d’action à l’avenir. (Patrick Poivre) (Translation)
The Hindu has a list of books 'that make children merry':
Of the classics my favourites were the novels by The Brontë sisters, Dickens, Thackeray, Austen and so on. The list is endless. Louisa Alcott’s Little Women and the sequels found a special place in the hearts of us girls. (Sheila Balakrishnan)
A Miss Italy contender seems to have read Wuthering Heights in the contest:
Bella e brava (ha conquistato la giuria recitando in inglese un brano tratto da "Cime tempestose" (Settegiorni) (Translation)
Colin Green has uploaded several pictures of Top Withins on Flickr.  Finally, an alert from Thornton:
Branwell A Bicentenary celebration
5pm Exhibition open
6pm Alan Titterington -The art of Branwell Brontë
6.45 Janice Lee -Life and times of Branwell Brontë
7.30 Alan Wrigley/Simon Zondbleck " Humble Station" Branwell in Calder Valley A new Documentary.
Admission £2.50 concessions £2.

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