Friday, February 16, 2018

Friday, February 16, 2018 7:52 am by Cristina in , , , , ,    No comments
The Huddersfield Daily Examiner tells about a pop-up display at Huddersfield railway station.
The display compiled by Kirklees Museums and Galleries is called Along the Line and focuses on the locations you can see when travelling along the railway line from Huddersfield.
The display cases – containing artefacts from local museums – are designed with a vintage railway poster-inspired theme to tell the stories of the towns, villages and countryside that make up Kirklees. Each display focuses on a railway line out of Huddersfield station. [...]
The platform 6 display features objects from the Leeds line, including items from Dewsbury and Batley. It includes a piece of the staircase from Blake Hall in Mirfield where Anne Brontë was a governess and used her experiences there in her novel Agnes Grey.
All the displays – which will be on show at the station for the next six months – are behind the ticket barriers, so you will need a valid travel ticket to see them. (Henryk Zientek)
The New York Times' By the Book has an interview with writer Kristin Hannah.
Tell us your favorite works of historical fiction.The Shadow of the Wind,” “Katherine,” “Gone With the Wind,” “The Color Purple,” “Pride and Prejudice,” “Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell,” “Shogun,” “Atonement,” “Anna Karenina,” “Jane Eyre,” “Middlemarch,” “Lonesome Dove” and “To Kill a Mockingbird.” I haven’t read “The Thorn Birds” or “The Shell Seekers” in years, but I remember loving them.
Playwright Bryony Lavery writes about adapting Graham Greene's Brighton Rock for the stage on The Arts Desk.
I never have the idea of adapting anything at all myself. The suggestions always come from directors or theatre companies. Someone calls me to say, Would I be interested in adapting this book… and I say… "Let me read it and get back to you”, then I sit down and whizz through it… and… if my heart lifts at the thought, I say “yes”. If it sinks… I decline politely. You have to be excited by the work of someone who is, in fact, going to be The Head Writer.
So far, I have been The Junior Writer or, as I position myself, Assistant to… Mr Robert Louis Stevenson, Mr Bram Stoker, Ms Kate Atkinson, Ms Emily Brontë, Mr Evelyn Waugh, Mr Armistead Maupin, and many other glorious story-tellers. This year, I’m about to enter into that relationship with Mr Arthur Ransome, Mr David Walliams and Ms Andrea Levy. But, I’m here to tell you about my current liaison with Graham Greene, and his novel Brighton Rock.
The Economist reviews the book In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein by Fiona Sampson, published in the bicentenary of the publication of the novel.
Few novels have had such mythical beginnings, and few have themselves achieved the status of myths, as “Frankenstein” has. It was the founding text of modern science fiction. It has been endlessly retold in different forms—perhaps only Emily Brontë’s “Wuthering Heights” and Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” have proved as fertile. 
The Advance (Canada) features Beverly Wong-Kleinjan, who creates handmade leather journals.
To add to the uniqueness and creativity of each piece, Wong-Kleinjan prints inspirational quotes on the title pages of some journals and selects leathers and/or closures that pair well with the quote. For instance, she says a nice rugged, brown leather seems to go well with a quote from Charles Dickens or Thoreau, while a more 'refined' tan or burgundy leather fits a Jane Austen or Brontë quote. (Laura Churchill Duke)

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