Thursday, February 04, 2021

Thursday, February 04, 2021 11:01 am by Cristina in , ,    No comments
More after-lockdown wanderlust in The Star, which recommends places to visit in the Peak District such as
1. Hathersage
Hathersage is a Peak District gem, well-connected with a railway station on the Hope Valley line. Robin Hood's sidekick Little John is reputed to be buried here, it inspired parts of Charlotte Brontë's novel Jane Eyre, and today is home to the David Mellor cutlery factory, shop, design gallery and café (Richard Blackledge)
The Spectator reviews the book The Secret Life of Dorothy Soames: A Memoir by Justine Cowan.
But after her mother’s death she delved into the back of a filing cabinet where she had previously shoved Eileen’s confession unread, only to find that her mother, once known as Dorothy Soames, had been a ‘foundling’.
The loaded word defines a child born out of wedlock and into poverty and who is entrusted to the care of an institution that feels as fictional and archaic as Jane Eyre’s Lowood. But the real-life Foundling Hospital in London’s Coram’s Fields, established in 1739 ‘for the maintenance and education of exposed and deserted young children’ and supported by Gainsborough and Handel, was a first-hand source of inspiration for Dickens, and existed well into the 20th century. (Juliet Nicolson)
Tor looks at 'All the New Science Fiction Books Arriving in February!' such as
The Swimmers—Marian Womack (Titan)
After the ravages of the Green Winter, Earth is a place of deep jungles and monstrous animals. The last of the human race is divided into surface dwellers and the people who live in the Upper Settlement, a ring perched at the edge of the Earth’s atmosphere. Bearing witness to this divided planet is Pearl, a young techie with a thread of shuvani blood, who lives in the isolated forests of Gobari, navigating her mad mother and the strange blue light in the sky. But Pearl’s stepfather promises her to a starborn called Arlo, and the world Pearl thought she knew will never be the same again. Set in the luscious landscape of Andalusia, this claustrophobic, dystopian reimagining of Wide Sargasso Sea is a fever dream, a blazing vision of self-destruction and transformation.
Jewish Standard examines the term 'corruption' as applied to human bodies.
A more recent attestation of the term in its literal sense is found in the reference by Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre to “putting off our corruptible bodies” (1847). (Rabbi Joseph H. Prouser)

Delirious Documentations discusses Jane Eyre from the point of view of 'Revelation, and Earthly vs. Eternal' while The Romance Bloke posts about the novel in general.

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