Friday, March 05, 2021

Friday, March 05, 2021 9:51 am by Cristina in , , , ,    1 comment
The Guardian lists several 'Homes for sale with literary connections' including Ponden Hall, which is still on the market.
Stanbury, West Yorkshire
Ponden Hall, an award-winning B&B, may have been the inspiration for Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights. Supposedly, the Brontë sisters spent time at the house, which was owned by family friends. According to locals, the tiny single-paned window is where Cathy furiously scratched at the glass in the east wing, which dates back to 1541. The B&B business, and a two-bedroom annexe, are included in the price. The forbidding backdrop of the West Yorkshire moors will transport buyer and guests alike back to the Brontës’ world. £1m. (Anna White)
While Mansion Global features Jimmy Fallon's New York penthouse (also for sale) describing it as
 if Jane Eyre had a bachelor pad, Mr. Fallon joked (Katherine Clarke)
Irish Examiner recommended books for all ages for World Book Day yesterday, including
Charlotte Brontë - Jane Eyre 
I know, it usually screams 'I studied English in college', but for me, this love affair began in late primary school. Every time I open Jane Eyre I find myself reading a different novel. Is it a gothic romance? A thriller? A feminist text? It is all that and more, but above all, it is still pure entertainment and escapism over 170 years after its first publication. - Denise O' Donoghue
Emily Brontë - Wuthering Heights
I promise. I’m not being lazy here. Wuthering Heights was on my Inter Cert syllabus and three decades later, I still reach for it. I discovered Kate Bush in my early teens too. My favourite singer, singing about my favourite book. The seeds were sown as an angsty teen. It’ll last a lifetime. - Vickie Maye
The Times mentions Charlotte Brontë:
Charlotte Brontë also featured the lion and lamb character of March in her second novel, Shirley (1849): “He had come, indeed, for the express purpose of making himself charming and fascinating . . . Like March, having come in like a lion, he purposed to go out like a lamb.” The Victorian English artist Briton Rivière made the lamb and lion the centrepiece of his work Una and the Lion (1880).
Business Daily Africa has interviewed Jane Marriott, British High Commissioner to Kenya.
Which author or title speaks the most about your personality?
I have a (now not very) secret obsession with Anne Brontë. Her sisters — Charlotte (‘Jane Eyre’) and Emily (‘Wuthering Heights’) – get all the fame and attention but they are fundamentally writing about quite unhealthy and destructive relationships. Anne’s heroine stands on her own two feet, makes her own money, and has control over her own choices — quite a bold statement for a book written over 170 years ago. (Diana Ngila)
El País Smoda (Spain) looks into the origins of the wonderful Gilmore Girls.
La directiva del canal WB de Warner Brothers había seguido de cerca los guiones de Amy Sherman- Palladino para Roseanne y tenía clara la idea de crear el personaje de una adolescente inteligente y compleja, una que no estuviese sexualizada en exceso ni obsesionada con los chicos. Así que le propuso que escribiese un drama de una hora de duración basado en ese personaje y ahí nació Rory, tal y como la recuerda la propia Palladino a la cronista Joy Press en Dueñas del Show (Alpha Decay, 2018), con aquella lectora voraz de mujeres que colgaría pósteres pro aborto o de Jane Eyre en su habitación, la adolescente que soñaba abrazada con Madeleine Albright o con la profesionalidad de Christiane Amanpour, también nació Stars Hollow: «el pueblo en el que presidente era Al Gore». (Noelia Ramírez) (Translation)
Finally, the Brontë Parsonage Museum joins in the Deep Nostalgia trend:

and Charlotte Brontë, too

Friesch Dagblad (in Frisian) reports the publication of Jane Eyre in Frisian.

1 comment:

  1. Fascinating how to see how an old image can start moving. I saw the Charlotte picture as well: she really looks beautiful... WOW