Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Wednesday, March 03, 2021 10:20 am by Cristina in , , , , , ,    1 comment
SecEd and many others reveal the 'Top 10 favourite school books'.
A survey asked 2,000 UK adults which novels or plays they most enjoyed reading during their time in formal education. [...]
The top 10 favourite books as revealed by the survey, which was conducted by Oxford Home Schooling, were:
Animal Farm (George Orwell)
A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens)
Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck)
1984 (George Orwell)
Romeo and Juliet (William Shakespeare)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
Macbeth (William Shakespeare)
Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë)
Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
When the results are broken down by sex, Animal Farm remains the number one pick for men, but women voted A Christmas Carol as number one followed by Charlotte Brontë’s gothic romance novel Jane Eyre. (Pete Henshaw)
But Why Tho features The Adler Collection from author Lavie Tidhar and artist Paul McCaffrey.
It’s the League of Extraordinary Gentlewomen, as Irene Adler teams up with a host of famous female faces from science, history, and literature to defeat the greatest criminal mastermind of all time…
Wounded in the Boer War, Jane Eyre returns to a London transformed by emerging modernity. An old friend, the glamorous inventor Lady Havisham, introduces her to the American adventuress Irene Adler, and the two seek lodging together. But Adler is engaged in a brutal secret war against a mortal enemy. As Ayesha and her Amazons (not to mention her pet assassin Carmilla) take over the London underworld, Adler must form a team of determined women to stop them – before the Empire is destroyed.
The Adler Collection is available in bookstores and comics shops on March 30th, 2021. (Kerri Guillette)
The Sun suggests several dog-friendly walks in England.
Heathcliff, it’s me – Woofy!
The Pennine Way was Britain’s first National Trail, opened in 1965, and much of its most dramatic 268 miles is wild moorland. Strike out three miles from Emily Brontë’s hometown of Haworth, and alone on the moors is the shell of Top Withens farmhouse, believed to be the inspiration for the Earnshaw’s home in Wuthering Heights. You can unleash your inner Kate Bush here – there’s no one around to hear – with your dog howling along in accompaniment. (Jane Common)
Valencia Plaza (Spain) looks at the authors that shaped other authors.
Por otro lado, Posteguillo siente especial cariño por autores “enormes” como Jane Austen; las hermanas Brontë; (Luis Urios) (Translation)
The Current takes a 'look at female authors who published under male pen names'.

1 comment:

  1. Um, Jane Eyre is much more than a "gothic romance novel."