Sunday, November 05, 2017

Sunday, November 05, 2017 10:38 am by M. in , ,    No comments
The wonders of Brussels by Hayley Long in The Observer:
British expats have always been a presence in Ixelles. In 1842, Charlotte and Emily Brontë – on a year out, like me – regularly spent their Sundays at a house on Chaussée d’Ixelles, having tea with a British family who lived there.
And the wonders of Yorkshire in The Yorkshire Post :
Yorkshire has always been heaving with culture. We are the land of JB Priestley, Alan Bennett and Brian Blessed, three Brontë literary giants, Bond film composer John Barry, poets Ted Hughes and Ian McMillan and sculptor Barbara Hepworth, not to mention actors Dame Judi Dench and the new Doctor Who, Jodie Whittaker. (Gary Verity)
We see the point of this column in Dawn (Pakistan) but we think that the example of the Brontës is probably not the best one:
Women in Pakistan may be told it’s best to spend their lives sheltered and protected, like the Brontë sisters who wrote their books while living at the parsonage and seeing very little of the world beyond. (Bina Shah)
MondoLiber (Italy) has a Brontë reference in a story by Masha Sirago;  The Phoenix Archives discusses Kate Bush's Wuthering Heights. Until We're Both Death posts a nice gif collage with Wuthering Heights quotes. La Minute des Patates Cultivées (in French) reviews Agnes Grey.

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