Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 7:40 am by Cristina in , , ,    No comments
A contributor to The Conversation recommends 'Five books to read while in the Derbyshire countryside' and one of them is
Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë
Finding a moss-blackened granite crag in a hidden angle, I saw down under it. High banks of moor were about me; the crag protected me: the sky was over that.
In this classic gothic tale, Brontë’s plain but spirited heroine becomes a governess at Thornfield Hall. Her burgeoning love for her employer, Edward Rochester, is marred by strange happenings in the night. Thornfield has a secret.
The hall itself is based on North Lees Hall near Hathersage in the Peak District. You can follow a Jane Eyre trail which includes nearby Stanage Edge, an awe-inspiring rock formation with incredible views across the moors. The moorland is recognisable in descriptions of Jane’s desperation and near-starvation after she discovers Rochester’s hidden past and flees Thornfield. (Heather Green)
Multiversity Comics reviews the webtoon The House of Lowther:
The House of Lowther” is a former Patreon comic that’s now being serialized in webtoon format on, well, Webtoon. It’s a gothic story, reminiscent of “Jane Eyre” in places and of “Frankenstein” in others. Although the plot is only just getting started, I think I can safely say we’re in for a treat with this one.
Mayor of West Yorkshire Tracy Brabin says that, 'Bradford City of Culture 2025 and Leeds 2023 can drive West Yorkshire tourism boom' in The Yorkshire Post.
Ms Brabin said: “I want to see more city-led tourism. Here in West Yorkshire we have got Brontë Country, a Unesco cinema in Bradford and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
“We have so much to sing and dance about – our canals and our rivers, the Pennines.
“I think we need to pivot more towards those long weekend breaks.
“I know Leeds city station has gone beyond pre-pandemic levels at the weekend. There is a market for it.”
She added that West Yorkshire has an ideal opportunity to experience a tourism boom in the next few years. (Chris Burn)
Atlas Obscura features Villa Charlotte Brontë in the Bronx, New York.


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