Sunday, January 17, 2021

Today is Anne Brontë's 201st birthday and the Brontë Parsonage Museum celebrates it with a short Introduction to Anne Brontë video.

The Sunday Times talks about Jane Eyre, Australian winemaker in Burgundy:
Ms Eyre put a lot of thought into what to call her business, having spent her life dealing with the incredulity caused by her own name. She says that she has never understood why her mother, who is of Norwegian origin, called her Jane, and she has never read Charlotte Brontë’s novel. (Adam Sage)
Also in The Times, a recommendation for next Friday on Channel 5:
 Susan Calman’s Grand Day Out (C5, 8pm)
Calman fits in scenic views at Runswick Bay and Malham Cove, history in York, gothic horror in Whitby, the cave of a prophetess in Knaresborough, culture at the Brontë sisters’ home and comedy in lip-syncing Kate Bush’s Wuthering Heights. Whether she spends a night (the whole point of campervans) in God’s Own Country is left unclear. (John Dugdale)
The hidden corners of England in The Telegraph:
 Yorkshire’s dramatic Dales and Moors command plenty of attention, leaving the county’s lesser known Wolds (low hills) crowd-free. The area, which extends from the Humber estuary to the cliffs at Flamborough Head, offers an array of quiet scenery, and a National Hiking Trail that weaves through it all. It’s not as dramatic – Heathcliff’s Kathy (sic) may not have had as hard a time of it wandering here – but has its own kind of prettiness, with chalk hills, vividly green fields and gently sloping valleys that frequently appear in the paintings of David Hockney. (Emma Cooke)
Ada's on the River is a new grill in Washington D.C. which, according to Eater Washington D.C.:
 Design firm Hapstak-Demetrios built a dining room with 15-foot floor-to-ceiling windows looking over the Potomac River and a patio with room for 105 people. Art pays homage to 19th century English mathematician and novelist Ada Lovelace, the restaurant’s namesake, and literary figures like Lord Byron (her father), Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, and Emily and Charlotte Brontë. (Vinciane Ngomsi)
Stylist recommends Bridgerton: The Duke and I, the novel:
 “After studying 18th and 19th literature as part of my degree (with a heavy emphasis on Brontë and Austen), I kind of thought I had read all the Regency romances out there. Or, at the very least, read all the ones worth reading. How wrong I was, eh?  (Kayleigh) (Compiled by Hollie Richardson)
The Telegraph & Argus talks about the exhibition Being Inbetween:
These are some of the girls featured in a striking series of portraits exploring the transition between childhood and young adulthood. Made over six years, Being Inbetween highlights girls aged 10-12 in portraits taken by award-winning Saltaire photographer Carolyn Mendelsohn. (...)
Alice, from Keighley, chose to be filmed in Haworth outside a bookshop because she’s an aspiring author and inspired by the Brontës. (Emma Clayton)
High Level (Belgium) talks about Bruxelles. Demeures de Célebrités by Hervé Gérard:
 La maison où séjournèrent en 1842 les sœurs Charlotte et Emily Brontë a disparu, tout comme la Rue Isabelle. Seule une plaque, à proximité du Palais des Beaux-Arts, rappelle ce séjour.  (Paul Grosjean) (Translation
La Repubblica (Italy) mentions where the Brontë surname comes from:
 Nell’omphalos da cui sono scaturiti leggende e miti, va alla ricerca di un’identità femminile Marinella Fiume ricordando che, accanto ai molti viaggiatori stranieri in visita nel territorio etneo, c’erano le viaggiatrici o, ancora, che il cognome delle sorelle Brontë deriva proprio da quello della cittadina pedemontana sede della ducea dell’ammiraglio Horatio Nelson per il quale il padre delle scrittrici, Patrick O’Prunty, nutriva grande ammirazione. (Emanuela E. Abbadessa) (Translation)
La Tribune (Canada) recommends some graphic novels:
Le Port des marins perdus
de Teresa Radice (sc.) et Stefano Turconi (des.), éd. Glénat, 2016.
À mi-chemin entre les récits d’aventures de Robert Louis Stevenson et ceux d’amours torturés des sœurs Brontë. Un deuxième volume, tout aussi bon, Les Filles des marins perdus, est paru en 2020. (Karine Tremblay) (Translation)

Los Angeles Times recommends Jane Eyre 2011 on HBO next Tuesday (07:05 AM PDT). Smart Bitches, Trashy Books reviews The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins. Con los Audífonos Puestos (in Spanish) posts about Wuthering Heights. Finally, the Brontë Babe posts about Charlotte Brontë's novella Caroline Vernon.

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