Monday, October 07, 2013

Monday, October 07, 2013 11:04 am by Cristina in ,    No comments
This columnist from the Ledger-Enquirer got a Kindle for Christmas and
[H]ere's the part I didn't know: Most of the classics cost nothing, or maybe a buck or two. "Jane Eyre" was a freebie, the complete works of Charles Dickens a dollar. One dollar. (Dusty Nix)
The Independent (Ireland) features Michelin-starred chef Marco Pierre White.
Intensity marks everything about this latter-day Heathcliff, as GQ magazine described him, in reference to his touch with the fairer sex. "I am from the same area as Heathcliff," Marco, who was born December 11, 1961 in Leeds, says adding that whenever he goes to Venice, he sits in Café Florian in St Mark's Square and thinks: "This is where Byron and the boys used to hang out. I don't have the club foot yet!" he laughs. "But seriously I'm more romantic and poetic than I am rock 'n roll. I crave the ordinary. I don't want to live that starry life. I crave simplicity."
(Barry Egan)
The Times celebrates the Cheltenham Literature Festival with The Great Literary Quiz which includes the following question:
To finish with starters
Identify the classics that begin thus:
46.  "There was no possibility of taking a walk that day."
Joanna Trollope's words (should we say prejudices?) against fantasy novels are discussed in the Daily Mail. Letteratu (Italy) features Emily Brontë. Jane Eyre is reviewed by Paperback Fool and The Broke and the Bookish. The Bunbury Mountaineers' blog has a post on the Brontë Way with pictures.


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