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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 8:12 am by M. in , , , , , , ,    No comments
Let's begin with an alert from Christ Church, Liversedge. The parish is involved in the Kirklees Treasures revealed weekend:
Christ Church has links with the Brontë family, and as part of our exhibition we will have a display about these links. In addition to the church’s links we have also acquired a portrait of Charlotte Brontë and a copy of her wedding dress which will be on display.

The church will be open to visitors at the following time:

Friday 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Saturday 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Sunday 11.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. (The parish has a service at 10.15 a.m. till 11.15 a.m. but visitors are more than welcome to join us for the service.)

In addition to the Brontë exhibit, we are hoping to have an exhibit about the Luddites connection, old parish magazines, children’s work within the parish, a chance for visitors to look around our beautiful church, and the opportunity to take part in a treasure trail around the church.

We would like to extend this invitation to both young and old. We are located on Church lane, off Knowler Hill, Liversedge.
On Stylelist we read several reading lists or selections of favourite books:
There was more than a hint of childhood nostalgia as people thought about books that changed their lives. For WSJ magazine Editor-in-Chief Deborah Needleman, it was the novels of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë -- books I think are required reading for high schoolers, boys and girls. (Tory Burch)
Bad day for Emily Brontë. First, the London Evening Standard calls her a spinster:
A spinster isn't desperate or past it, and she certainly hasn't "missed the boat", she is simply taking it in a different direction. Just look at the achievements of the unmarried woman. She writes novels (Emily Brontë, Jane Austen), saves lives (Florence Nightingale) and helps run countries (Condoleezza Rice, Elizabeth I). (Rosamund Urwin)
And next the International Business Times (Hong Kong) puts her in a list of asexual personalities.

The Ann Rice Examiner describes the author's childhood like this:
A dreary, gothic place, Ms. Rice has compared to something out of “Jane Eyre”. (Nola Cancel)
Belmont Patch posts about summer reading memories:
It was during these years, as well as the summers that interrupted eight college semesters, that I read some amazing books that I found in my basement: Dracula, The Portrait of Dorian Grey, Wuthering Heights, Ethan Frome, and Little Women. (Lisa Gibalerio)
The Telegraph talks about Liverpool's idiosincracy:
Where did this institutionalised civic depressiveness come from? You could start with Heathcliff, the star of Emily Brontë’s 1847 hit, Wuthering Heights. Heathcliff was a gipsy child, found on the streets of Liverpool and taken back to the sanctuary of middle-class Yorkshire. This, he found, was a pleasant, neutral backdrop to his inherent inclinations towards violent disturbance, fornication and demonic self-destruction (which are now the characteristics of a classic Scouse wedding).
Two years before Heathcliff, Marx’s collaborator Friedrich Engels had visited Liverpool as a part of his influential documentary about the English working classes. He found endemic “barbarity” and “the whole ordinarily very dirty and inhabited by proletarians”. And Engels had not met the Rooney family. (Stephen Bayley)
Opposing Views makes a list of early Oscar contenders and includes Jane Eyre 2011 among the best films of 2011. The movie is reviewed on Movie Box; Kay Woodward's Wuthering Hearts blog tour: The Squeee reviews it; Mostly Reading YA posts an excerpt and has a giveaway, Wondrous Reads has a review and interview and ComaCalm's Corner reviews the book; Books that I enjoy posts about Shirley; Fremantle City Library invites you to a Jane Eyre tea party (July 27, 10 am) celebrating the upcoming release of the Jane Eyre movie in Australia (August 11); A Blog by Terry Giuliano Long interviews the author Jeannie Walker:
If you could be a character from any book, who would you be? Jane Eyre.
A Day in the Life reviews Jane Eyre 1934 and Aventurile lui Habarnam writes about Jane Eyre 1996 (in Romanian); Incurable Curiosity posts about the original Charlotte Brontë's novel; Bookpassion's Blog reviews Wuthering Heights (in Swedish); University City Public Library Book Challenge posts about Jenna Starborn by Sharon Shinn.

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