Keighley News reports on the Easter activities at the Brontë Parsonage Museum.
Youngsters – and parents – had an eggs-traordinary time at the Bronte Parsonage Museum in Haworth.Keighley News also comments on the recent Charlotte Brontë doodle created by Google. And still locally and continuing with the controversy about the guide that didn't mention the Bradford attractions at all, The Telegraph and Argus highlights all the good things that Bradford has to offer.
They served-up some cracking creations during an egg-themed workshop, led by community artist and former Parsonage employee Rachel Lee.
Visitors had the chance to decorate hard-boiled eggs using a range of materials.
“It was buzzing – there were lots of children there,” said Susan Newby, the museum’s education officer.
“We had all sorts of fantastic designs, from angry birds to Daleks!”
The session was among a host of Easter holiday activities staged by the museum, including talks, a churchyard challenge and a chance to view some of Charlotte Bronte’s possessions.
Events continue today with an opportunity for people to write their own stories or poems and create illustrations.
Now here's an interesting tidbit gleaned from a review of the play In the Garden from the Chicago Sun-Times.
[Sara] Gmitter — who spent 15 years working behind the scenes at Lookingglass as a stage manager, teaching artist and director of the company’s young ensemble — makes her mainstage debut with “In the Garden.” (She is currently adapting Charlotte Bronte’s final novel, “Villette,” for Lookingglass.) (Mary Houlihan)A funny anecdote told by Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner to the New York Times:
Are you a book keeper or discarder?And another mention of quite another edition of Wuthering Heights in the New York Times as well:
Obviously a keeper. I recently gave my son my high school copy of “Wuthering Heights” for his English class, forgetting that a friend had drawn a penis on the cover. It was a bonding experience. He loved it — the book, I mean.
A friend bought Ms. Fairstein a first edition leatherbound copy of “Wuthering Heights” to celebrate the completion of her novel “Death Angel.” (Joanne Kaufman)Flavorwire reviews the forthcoming compilation of Muriel Spark's essays, The Informed Air.
In the earlier essay, she describes her movement from writing about 19th-century novelists like the Brontës and Mary Shelly to writing her first novel, the result of convalescence, a publisher’s suggestion, and her entry into the Roman Catholic Church, a decision that changed her view of life. (Elisabeth Donnelly)The Boston Globe features Val McDermid's Northanger Abbey:
The modern update means that Cat has read Jean Rhys’s “Wide Sargasso Sea” as well as “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” and her fascination with horror, fantasy, and the supernatural in fiction is naturally fed by contemporary YA tomes of “Harry Potter,’’ “The Hunger Games,’’ and, above all, the vampire-infested “Twilight’’ series. (Daneet Steffens)Granada Hoy (Spain) interviews writer and poet Fernando Valverde:
-Con poco más de 30 años firma un libro en el que la muerte planea como una gaviota. ¿De dónde nace todo el dolor que se concentra en las páginas?The Daily Mail reviews briefly the screen adaptation tie-in edition of Daphne Du Maurier's Jamaica Inn:
-De la realidad. La muerte y la enfermedad son algo que está ahí, que marca nuestro comportamiento y cada una de nuestras decisiones. No creo que la edad sea completamente decisiva para poder sentir la cercanía de la muerte. Es más, tal vez la cercanía de la muerte a una edad temprana la muestra como algo más trágico. Uno de los primeros personajes del libro es un fantasma, Anna Bronte, una joven que muere en Scarborough junto al Mar del Norte, donde ha acudido con la esperanza de curarse de una tuberculosis. Su destino es más trágico que el de la anciana que se va convirtiendo en sombra. (G. Cappa) (Translation)
‘If you ask me any questions I’ll break every bone in your body,’ he roars, twisting Mary’s arm up her back. Oo-er! It’s like Wuthering Heights on steroids. (Val Hennessy)The Journal Sentinel describes Colin Firth in The Railway Man as follows:
Soon, he sheds his shaggy mustache and becomes Colin Firth, staring at the waves like Heathcliff on the moors. (Duane Dudek)Act I reviews The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. O Prazer das Coisas writes briefly in Portuguese about Charlotte Brontë's The Secret. It's Jane Eyre 2006's turn on Effusions of Wit and Humour.