Thursday, March 18, 2021

Poppy Alexander, author of The Littlest Library, writes 'Seven things I'd like my readers to know about me' on Female First.
6. The Littlest Library tells the tale of a young woman who sets up a little library in a disused telephone box and how the books in it brought a community together. It is set in a village just like the one I live in, with intrigue and gossip and a pond with ducks. This novel was a great opportunity to weave in some of my all-time favourite books: Daphne du Maurier, Michelle Obama, Charlotte Brontë and Louisa M Alcott all make an appearance.
Digital Trends  lists '7 Podcasts to listen to during Women’s History Month' including
The History Chicks
Find history a little dry? You’re not alone — but The History Chicks podcast offers something a little different from history 101. In each episode of this biweekly podcast, hosts Beckett Graham and Susan Vollenweider introduce a different female character from history — factual or fictional. Episodes are an hour long, just enough time to dive deep into the stories of these characters and perfect for an after-work listening session. There are over 200 episodes to listen to, covering such inspirational women as Charlotte Brontë, Wonder Woman, and Empress Sisi of Austria, to name a few. (Paula Beaton)
ScreenRant recommends '10 Best Period Dramas For Fans Of Anne With An E', such as
Jane Eyre (2006/2011)
Anne loves to read whenever she can get the chance, and one of her favorite books is Jane Eyre. She read the gothic novel in the orphanage and frequently quotes the governess's wise thoughts.
Jane Eyre goes to work at a mansion owned by Edward Rochester, a mysterious and wealthy man. Jane falls in love with him, but everything changes when she discovers that he has a dark secret. (Svetlana Sterlin)
Book Riot has an article on the so-called 'Dostoevsky Dash' because
Chances are, if you’ve read Crime and Punishment or Jane Eyre, you’ve come across a date dashed out. Or, often, a name. (Addison Rizer)
Ha! This is funny: UDiscoverMusic (ButNotLiterature) lists 'The Greatest Debut 45 Records In History', including
Kate Bush: Wuthering Heights (1978)
Written and recorded when Kate Bush was only 18, “Wuthering Heights” remains a song of otherworldly beauty and a precursor to the Goth movement (readers of Charlotte Brontë will know it’s actually the ghost of Cathy singing). In the UK, the song was an immediate sensation and launched a fascinating and long-running career. (Brett Milano)
Readers of Charlotte Brontë will know that Wuthering Heighst was actually written by her sister Emily.

Doppiozero (Italy) discusses colour-bling casting and mentions Heathcliff being a Black boy in Andrea Arnold's Wuthering Heights.


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