Thursday, June 11, 2020

Thursday, June 11, 2020 10:29 am by Cristina in , ,    No comments
The Telegraph and Argus reports that on Twitter Welcome to Yorkshire has launched a competition to find the icon(s) of the county.
David Hockney, Sir Titus Salt and the Brontë sisters are in the frame for Welcome to Yorkshire’s icons of the county World Cup tournament on social media.
In the first round of action in the contest, launched today, with each looking for votes on social media, Sir Titus will take on Sheffield-based band, Arctic Monkeys.
Other opening round battles see Bradford’s legendary artist Hockney take on Paralympian Hannah Cockcroft.Another clash will see the Brontë sisters take on Sally Wainwright, who has written a host of TV dramas including Gentleman Jack and Happy Valley.
There are 32 Yorkshire names battling in the first round with others including England cricket captain Joe Root, actress Dame Judi Dench and Spice Girl Mel B.
The winner of the competition’s final will be announced on Sunday, June 14. (Mark Stanford)
Here's the first round.

London Review of Books features the Complete Novels by Jean Stafford. Here's a comment on The Mountain Lion:
There's a wonderful portrait of an unctuous literary cleric, Mr Follansbee, whose bullying confrontations with Molly and Ralph vibrate with the same violence as when Jane Eyre talks back to Mr Brocklehurst:
What's this? Why do you wish I were a fairy, young lady?
And Molly whispered, with deadly hatred, 'So you'd vanish.' Mrs Fawcett slapped her face, not hard, but so that it made a sound. (Tessa Hadley)
Architectural Review focuses on the 'cinematic menace' of corridors.
In Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, the first Mrs Rochester vengefully roams the corridors of Thornfield Hall after dark, seeking retribution. (Catherine Slessor)
'100 Love Paragraphs For Her To See Just How Much She Means To You' on YourTango including one from Jane Eyre. BioBioChile has an article on the 'tragic and dark' story of the Brontë family.

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