Friday, April 16, 2021

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The Independent features Caitlin Moran on the books that changed her life.
“The Brontë’s were my favourites. Me and some of my sisters are writers so we would constantly argue which Brontë we were. Of course, I was Charlotte and my more hysterical sister could be Emily, because she wrote Wuthering Heights. Then my sister Caz would stoically say, ‘Well, I suppose I’m Anne, then’.
“Jane Eyre was the one for me because all the books I usually read were about working class girls who need to make their way in the world who aren’t pretty, which is really important, and who are just a bit odd but still just through hard work and cheerfulness and resourcefulness manage to triumph.
Anne Of Green Gables, Little Women and Jane Eyre were the books that made me think, ‘Maybe I will be OK’ because these girls seem to have found a way through. (Hannah Stephenson)
Daily Mail asks bookish questions to Shuggie Bain author Douglas Stuart.
What book …would you take to a desert island?
I love Maria McCann’s As Meat Loves Salt, I’ve read it seven or eight times. It’s an immersive, historical love story set at the time of the English Civil War. Jacob Cullen is a disgraced soldier, a violent, possessive man who falls in love with a fellow soldier, Christopher Ferris.
At first everything is great between them, but as England keeps changing their relationship is soon tested. When it becomes clear that Jacob cannot be with his lover, his obsession becomes deadly. This is a real heartbreaker of a book. It’s a historical gay romance, and sort of like my version of Wuthering Heights.
Infobae (Latin America) interviews writer Gabriela Margall about her novel La institutriz.
Un amor maduro, el particular modo de vida de las clases acomodadas porteñas a comienzos del siglo XX y los secretos más oscuros de una familia son los ejes de La institutriz, la novela más reciente de Gabriela Margall que suma elementos del gótico a su tradicional narrativa romántica y que con reminiscencias de Jane Eyre -el célebre libro de Carlota Brontë- cuenta la historia de Elizabeth Shaw, una mujer inglesa que llegó al Río de la Plata a trabajar como institutriz. [...]
-¿Cómo surgió el cruce del género tradicional con el gótico, el claro homenaje a “Jane Eyre”?
- Si escribía sobre “la institutriz” como tema, no se me ocurría trabajar sin Jane Eyre de Charlotte Brontë, o esa otra institutriz menos conocida que es Agnes Grey de Anne Brontë. Al principio quería poner imágenes, referencias a Jane Eyre: un protagonista frustrado, un perro, una niña llamada Adèle (la niña de “La Institutriz” se llama Adela). Cuando incorporé el último ingrediente, la locura y el secreto, la novela tomó un aire gótico imposible de negar. Si al principio fue inconsciente, después fue deliberado y muy divertido mezclar el género romántico y el gótico. (Analia Páez) (Translation)
Folha PE (Brazil) reviews the Portuguese translation of Silvia Moreno-Garcia's Mexican Gothic.
Esse é um dos motivos por que o romance da autora –o sexto de sua carreira– empolgou crítica e público no ano passado. A tradição da literatura gótica é encabeçada por nomes surgidos no século 19, como Emily Brontë, autora de "O Morro dos Ventos Uivantes", e Charlotte Brontë, de "Jane Eyre", na vertente romântica, e Bram Stoker, de "Drácula", e Mary Shelley, de "Frankenstein", na vertente do terror. (Translation)
The Yorkshire Post shares 'The best beer gardens in Yorkshire' as chosen by its readers (with a misspelling too).
3. Old Hall, Howarh [sic]
As you can see by this picture, there are plenty of outdoor tables and plenty of members of staff to serve you drinks. With beautiful views across West Yorkshire and in the heart of Brontë Country, it's a great place for drink on a nice day. (Jonathan Pritchard)
Derbyshire Times lists 70 reasons to celebrate Peak District National Park's 70th birthday.
55. Locations for the shooting of feature films include Chatsworth House (Pride and Prejudice), Haddon Hall (Jane Eyre) and North Lees Hall (The Other Boleyn Girl).
56. Legendary authors such as Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë and William Wordsworth have been inspired by the park’s treasures. (Gay Bolton)


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