Saturday, April 03, 2021

Saturday, April 03, 2021 11:26 am by Cristina in , , ,    2 comments
Leeds Live recommends 'The best bank holiday walks in West, South and North Yorkshire'.
West Yorkshire
Brontë Country
With vast moors, deep valleys and rolling hills, Brontë Country offers walks like nowhere else in the UK.
On a circular walk beginning in Haworth village, you can lose yourself in the Brontë sisters’ world as you walk the paths they used as inspiration to create their novels.
How long you want this walk to be is up to you, as there are various routes to take. (Jess Grieveson-Smith)
Englewood Review of Books shares 'Ten Surprising Things About Classic Novels' such as the fact that
4. People thought that Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre really was an autobiography.
Some of the confusion about Jane Eyre can be attributed to the book’s original title, which was Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, a common device used by early novelists, as explained above. And because Brontë adopted the pseudonym Currer Bell, there was no way for the novel’s first readers to know that it was not a true story. And Jane Eyre does reflect a number of real-life experiences of Brontë’s, including her harrowing days at a boarding school for the daughters of clergymen and an infatuation she had for an older man. Good writers write what they know, after all. This is part of what makes the narrative seem so real (despite its Gothic Romanticism!). But Brontë objected to being identified with her character rather than being understood as an artist who had created a character. She was mortified when fellow author William Makepeace Thackeray once introduced her at a party as “Jane Eyre.” Nevertheless, she would spend the rest of her life dispelling the myth that she and her character were the same. (Karen Swallow Prior)
Edinburgh Live reports that there will be a 'Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever' in Edinburgh on July 17.
Participants are asked to don a red dress and recreate the singer's iconic dance - with several mini-gatherings expected to take place instead of one in order to be Covid-compliant.
Organisers Jenny White and Elspeth Spalding spoke to Edinburgh Live about plans for the event.
"It’s a chance for people to come and show their adorations for Kate Bush, dancing together in a sea of red dresses, while feeling boundless joy (and a bit of silliness) as you are part of a global phenomenon", said Elspeth.
"It’s Edinburgh’s turn to gather together as many “Cathies” of all ages and genders to join in dancing for joy like no ones watching! The event will also be a chance for us to raise awareness of the effects of Domestic Abuse across Edinburgh, which we know has felt more prevalent during the Covid pandemic."
Jenny, who is a Shiatsu body therapist based in Edinburgh, explained how the plans for Edinburgh's events came about: "Monday was a really windy in Edinburgh and I was dancing around my flat. I remember that there had been a flash mob of people dancing to Wuthering Heights - I found it on YouTube and started dancing to it. I posted the link on a local Facebook page and it just blew up - it brought so much joy!
"Someone told me that there was 'The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever' and I met Elspeth who has been to the events - and we decided to arrange Edinburgh's first event on July 17. It may be online, or in person, a big gathering or very small gatherings - it all depends on coronavirus but fun is guaranteed." (Dayna McAlpine)


  1. Just read in the sunday papers that the Bronte moor land has been proposed for house building.
    Is this true?
    If so is there an organised petition against such madness that requires signatures?

  2. It does seem to be true as per yesterday's newspaper articles. We haven't heard of any petition yet but undoubtedly there will be one soon if the plans go ahead.