Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:56 am by Cristina in , ,    No comments
Financial News London thinks that Charlotte Brontë's words about the City will no longer be true.
“I have seen the West End, the parks, the fine squares: but I love the City far better. The City seems so much more in earnest: its business, its rush, its roar, are such serious things, sights and sounds,” English author Charlotte Brontë wrote in the novel Villette over 160 years ago.
Brontë’s words could equally be describing the square mile of the 2010s as the 1850s.
The coronavirus pandemic has changed all that. England’s third national lockdown has left the Square Mile a ghost town of closed shops, empty streets and silent offices as a majority of the City’s half a million staff work from home. (James Booth)
The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins is one of the 'Ten Books to Start 2021' selected by Amazon for The Saturday Evening Post.
Fans of Jane Eyre will love this new twist on a classic. Jane’s dreams come true when she meets a wealthy widower, but as their romance escalates, their separate pasts threaten their shared future.
A contributor to Columbia Daily Tribune writes about a power cut.
We read our novels aided by two flashlights and noted with awe that Jane Austen and the Brontë sisters created their timeless literary masterpieces without ever experiencing the magic of electricity. (Cathy Salter)

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