Saturday, August 06, 2022

Saturday, August 06, 2022 10:53 am by M. in , , , , ,    No comments
The Burnley Express explains how
Staff at Padiham Library have won an award for offering a programme of walks that encourages local people to get out and about.
Working in partnership with Burnley Leisure and Culture, Newground Together and local walking volunteers, the library’s staff developed the schedule of walks. They start and finish at the library, including a walk to Gawthorpe Hall which is tied in with the Brontë connection. (Sue Plunkett)
The Telegraph & Argus lists places to eat in Bradford according to their Tripadvisor ratings: 
Emily's- The Brontë Birthplace
Rating: 5/5
Location: The Brontë Birthplace 72-74 Market Street The Brontë Birthplace, Thornton, Bradford BD13 3HF England
"Tasty food and a warm welcome We had the bagels and latte to drink, all beautifully presented and very filling. A lovely warm welcome by the hosts." (Emilia Kettle)
Also in The Telegraph & Argus an interactive map with the birthplaces of all the people who have a Wikidata entry:
The most famous person from Bradford has been revealed, according to a new interactive map, but the result may come as a surprise!
Mapbox researcher and geographer Topi Tjukanov developed the insightful map which reveals the birthplaces of the most 'notable people' around the world.
The data is based on a study published in June this year from researchers from the University of Paris.  (...)
A person's significance was calculated based on information scraped from Wikipedia and Wikidata. 
 Just outside of Bradford, author of Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë was born in Thronton (sic). 
The novelist was best known for her acclaimed novel and her love for romantic poetry. 
See if you recognise any notable names by heading to the map now.  (Emilia Kettle)
The books of my life with the crime writer Sara Paretsky in The Guardian:
The book I reread
Jane Eyre. I read it when I was about 10 but was only interested in the first section, at boarding school. I’ve reread it several times as an adult, and am fascinated by how Charlotte Brontë handles agency in her characters. As a companion, I reread Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys. I don’t usually like what I call vampire books, where a writer reimagines the characters another writer thought up and breathed life into. The Wide Sargasso Sea is a huge exception. Her apologia for the sexuality of women in the West Indies is a tour de force.
The Times talks about the comedian Rosie Holt:
Her first professional job was playing Cathy in a touring production of Wuthering Heights, a part she landed by gatecrashing the audition and pushing a note under the door. Having waited outside all day to be seen, she finally got the call to come in when she was on the bus home. She got the role “and then I didn’t work again for six months” (Alice Jones)
Clarín (Argentina) explores Virginia Woolf:
El derecho de las mujeres a escribir es un tema que atraviesa varios de estos ensayos, y que la autora ya había planteado en clásicos como Tres guineas y Un cuarto propio. En “Las mujeres y la ficción” analiza la tradición de mujeres escritoras (Jane Austen, las hermanas Brontë, George Eliot) que caracteriza a la literatura inglesa, se pregunta por qué casi todas ellas fueron novelistas, e interroga con lucidez las causas sociológicas de este fenómeno. (Sofía Traballi) (Translation)
.Cosmopolitan (Spain) publishes a quiz with a Brontë-related question.

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