Thursday, February 18, 2021

Thursday, February 18, 2021 12:08 pm by Cristina in , , , , ,    No comments
The Telegraph and Argus features the new Bradford district campaign Sparkling Bradford.
#2 The Brontës
Perhaps the most famous literary family the country has produced, the Brontës were born in Thornton and spent most of their lives in Haworth. Their life and work are celebrated in Haworth’s Brontë Parsonage Museum, which is a short walk away from the unspoilt area of south Pennine hills that inspired works including Wuthering Heights.
EasternEye interviews writer Saz Vora:
What can we expect next from you?
A standalone novel inspired by Jane Eyre, set in the south of France and England. It is a story of Hema Pattni, an orphan who is both intrigued and scared of meeting Rahul Raichura, the man who has employed her to look after his four-year-old charge. A story of a Gujarati family who holds a secret. (Mita Mistry)
Spectator Australia reviews Vanessa Springora's memoir Consent about her abuse as a young girl by the paedophile writer Gabriel Matzneff.
Springora describes how she furnished him with the perfect victim. Her parents were divorced and she was precocious, book- smart, insecure about her looks and hungry for attention — quite ordinary, in other words. Jane Eyre is loved by so many teenage girls for a reason. (Fleur Macdonald)
A columnist from The Journal (Ireland) mentions her childhood reads.
I read Around the World in 80 Days and War of the Worlds and Jane Eyre. I had nobody to guide me, no kindly librarian to curate what I read and guide me towards what I should be reading. Thank god for that. (Aoife Martin)
Sierra News Online announces the Mariposa County Poetry Out Loud champion.
The Mariposa County Arts Council has awarded Sydney Jacobs, a senior at Mariposa County High School, the title of Mariposa County Champion of Poetry Out Loud, a national recitation contest that encourages youth voice and agency through the memorization and performance of great historical and contemporary poetry. [...]
Jacobs scored the highest in these criteria’s with powerful recitations of “Women Who Love Angels” by Judith Ortiz Cofer and “Death of Anne Brontë” by Charlotte Brontë. 

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