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For sale: home that inspired Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights

Ponden Hall, a nine bedroom house in Stanbury, West Yorkshire, England, is considered to be the inspiration for Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights and sister Anne's Wildfell Hall. The Brontës spent a great deal of time on the property in the early 1800s. Now it could be yours. Current owner and Brontë superfan Julie Akhurst and her husband have put it on the market for £1.25m. In their twenty years of ownership, they've completed a major, yet careful, renovation and opened it as a B&B for other Br...
Tags: Post, Books, News, Homes, Authors, Houses, Brontes, Anne, Emily, Julie, Cathy, Emily Bronte, Yorkshire Post, Earnshaw, Bronte, Wuthering Heights

REcycle Bronte remakes your old bike as a modern Italian cargo bike

The three guys behind REcycle Cargo Bikes turned a pretty wild vision of urban mobility and bike (re)building into reality with their Bronte. For the mot part starting with an existing steel bike, one customer at a time they deconstruct that old frame, then give it a new life with their own cargo bike platform […] The post REcycle Bronte remakes your old bike as a modern Italian cargo bike appeared first on Bikerumor.
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Commuter, Bronte

Wuthering Heights house is for sale

You might have used SparkNotes for Wuthering Heights in high school, but if you’re in the market for a charming house in the English countryside, you should give Emily Brontë’s only novel another read. Ponden Hall, the mid-16th century home that is said to have inspired the classic novel by Emily Brontë, is now for sale. Located in West Yorkshire, the property was the site of many visits from the Brontë sisters in the 19th century. Now, the 5,000-square-foot building serves as an award-winnin...
Tags: Travel, Books, England, West Yorkshire, Shakespeare, All, Emily Bronte, Anne Brontë, Bronte, Wuthering Heights, Ponden Hall, Ponden Reservoir

10 must-read classic books for beginners

Classical literature constitutes a notable piece of work that has enduring quality over the years.The ranks of classics encompasses a small number of works over many languages. These works are accessible and timeless.Classic literature isn't usually on a leisure reader's list. Classics tend to evoke views of dusty tomes, unapproachable texts or mere ornaments in some ersatz library. Mention to someone that you're reading Moby Dick, Brave New World, or some other renowned classic and you're sure...
Tags: Books, History, George Orwell, Innovation, Classics, Literature, Jane Austen, Harper Lee, Rochester, Mark Twain, Colin Firth, Dick, Personal Growth, Herman Melville, Ernest Hemingway, Don

10 approachable must-read classics

Classical literature constitutes a notable piece of work that has enduring quality over the years.The ranks of classics encompasses a small number of works over many languages. These works are accessible and timeless.Classic literature isn't usually on a leisure reader's list. Classics tend to evoke views of dusty tomes, unapproachable texts or mere ornaments in some ersatz library. Mention to someone that you're reading Moby Dick, Brave New World, or some other renowned classic and you're sure...
Tags: Books, History, George Orwell, Innovation, Classics, Literature, Jane Austen, Harper Lee, Rochester, Mark Twain, Colin Firth, Dick, Personal Growth, Herman Melville, Ernest Hemingway, Don

Why Australia's beaches are the spiritual centre of a secular nation | Brigid Delaney

Many of us have firsthand experience of the ocean’s lethal power, yet we cannot stay away• Vote for Australia’s best beaches• Open thread: tell us about your favourite beachThere is no place in Australia as egalitarian or as democratic as the beach. The beach doesn’t care who you are or what you wear. It doesn’t discriminate on the basis of race or religion. It says come as you are, and all over Australia we heed that call.The day after Boxing Day, at Sydney’s Bronte beach, so many different tri...
Tags: Australia, Environment, Life and style, Australia news, Oceans, Southern Cross, Sydney, Brigid Delaney, Bronte

My 15 Favorite Things to Do in Sydney

Updated: 10/28/2018 | October 28th, 2018 The first time I was in Sydney (all the way back in 2007), I spent most of my days sitting in the botanical gardens, reading a book and looking at the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. For so long I had heard about how wonderful and beautiful Sydney was, and there I was experiencing it! Over the years, I’ve been to the city a handful of times, exploring it more and more and getting a local taste through all my wonderful friends there. I’ve been everywhere...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Sydney, Watson, Eiffel Tower, Melbourne, King, Manly, Opera House, Bondi Beach, Bay, Bondi, Skywalk, Don, Hunter Valley, Sydney Harbour Bridge

Bronte & Lachlan’s Modern Seaside Forest Engagement

Bronte & Lachlan Lachlan proposed to his girlfriend of six years in the very place where he first admitted her loved her. “When we were 13 we met at a youth group. It took us a couple of years to build the courage to talk to each other, but once we did we quickly realised we were like two peas in a pod. Our personalities so perfectly suited.” tells the bride to be Bronte. Continue reading Bronte & Lachlan’s Modern Seaside Forest Engagement
Tags: Wedding, Engagements, Bride, Bronte, Lachlan, Bronte Lachlan Lachlan, Bronte Continue, Bronte Lachlan

Celebrating Emily Brontë

Only one birthday is “celebrated” in Wuthering Heights. It doesn’t go well. The young Catherine Linton begins her 16th birthday with a modestly optimistic plan to buck the established family pattern of solitary mourning to mark the date when she came into the world (“a puny, seven months child”), but her mother died two hours later. “On the anniversary of [Miss Cathy’s] birth,” Nelly reports, “we never manifested any signs of rejoicing, […]. Her father invariably spent that day alone in the libr...
Tags: Books, Belgium, Halifax, Catherine, Tabby, Charlotte, Anne, Heathcliff, Emily, Cathy, Nelly, Wikimedia Commons, Emily Bronte, Haworth, Bronte, Linton

Zimbabwean riot police break up opposition press conference

Police disperse journalists who had gathered to hear opposition leader speak publicly for the first time since his election lossZimbabwean riot police have broken up a press conference in Harare due to be addressed by opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, hours after the incumbent president Emmerson Mnangagwa was declared the winner of the country’s disputed election.Scores of international and local journalists had gathered in the gardens of the Bronte hotel in the centre of the capital to hear Cha...
Tags: Africa, World news, Zimbabwe, Harare, Emmerson Mnangagwa, Bronte, Chamisa, Nelson Chamisa

Disney’s Christopher Robin Director & Cast on the Wisdom of Winnie the Pooh

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Disney’s Christopher Robin director & cast on the wisdom of Winnie the Pooh Inspired by the stories of A.A. Milne and the Winnie the Pooh animated films and shows based on them, the latest Disney live-action adaptation reunites a now grown-up Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) with his childhood friends. Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, Piglet, Owl, Tigger, and Winnie the Pooh are all there as if no time has flown by in the Hundred Acre Wood. For Christopher Robin, he’s been gon...
Tags: London, Movies, Interviews, Disney, Richard Sherman, Richard, Ewan McGregor, Winnie, Robin, Hayley Atwell, Atwell, McGregor, Christopher, Haley, Milne, Christopher Robin

Which Brontë sister said it? [quiz]

Emily Brontë, born 200 years ago on 30 July 1818, would become part of one of the most important literary trinities alongside her sisters, Charlotte and Anne. Emily’s only novel, Wuthering Heights, polarised contemporary critics and defied Victorian convention by depicting characters from “low and rustic life.” Jane Eyre, written by the eldest Brontë sister, Charlotte, was initially condemned as being “pre-eminently an anti-Christian composition,” however, the text caught the attention of reader...
Tags: Books, Featured, Literature, Quiz, Charlotte Brontë, Charlotte, Anne, Jane Eyre, Emily Bronte, Anne Brontë, Bronte, Arts & Humanities, Online products, Quizzes & Polls, British Literature, Oxford Scholarly Editions Online

Emily Brontë Was No Romantic Child Of The Yorkshire Moors; She Was Audacious, Financially Savvy, And Rather Unpleasant

She stalked away from her one paid job (teaching) after only a few months, invested cannily in railway stocks, “she refused to use her rackety health as an excuse, instead throwing herself into strenuous physical domestic labour. … And if by time travel magic we could fast forward Brontë to the age of the suffragettes we would find her snorting in derision and, quite possibly, setting a large dog on the women in purple and green. In other words, Brontë is not on ‘our side’ and were we to meet he...
Tags: Art, People, Emily Bronte, Bronte, Yorkshire Moors, 07.21.18

Lily Cole: Bronte's Heathcliff was a 'domestic abuser'

Actor and model Lily Cole on rethinking Wuthering Heights' romantic hero.
Tags: News, Lily Cole, Heathcliff, Bronte, Wuthering Heights

In Sydney, a Modern Indoor/Outdoor Barn for a Landscape Architect and Family

A few weeks back, we featured landscape architect William Dangar‘s own residential landscape in Sydney’s Bondi Beach on Gardenista (see Downsizing a House to Expand the Garden: At Home with Landscape Architect William Dangar); you asked to see the interiors, and we’re happy to oblige. As a landscape designer, Dangar’s priority was the garden; after demolishing an unsalvageable bungalow he had purchased with his wife, Julia, the couple opted to shrink the footprint of the house to make more room ...
Tags: Garden, Books, Australia, House, Sydney, New Zealand, Greenland, Bondi Beach, Bondi, Julia, New Guinea, Queenstown New Zealand, Carrara, Gervasoni, Bronte, Barns

5 Storytelling Techniques Content Marketers Can Learn from the Classics

In my ninth grade English class, one of the very first things we read was Romeo and Juliet. While most of my friends whined about how hard it was to read and why the sentences had to be so long, I was mesmerized. The language, the characters, the setting — all of it. And it wasn’t just Shakespeare, I was captivated by other writers as well: Austen, Hugo, Bronte, Dickens, Hawthorne. Each one of these novelists had powerful, yet different storytelling styles that still completely arrest me with be...
Tags: Apple, Home Depot, Nike, Blogging, Jane Austen, Airbnb, Shakespeare, TOMS, Minnetonka, Hemingway, Forbes, Ernest Hemingway, Frankenstein, Victor Hugo, SHELLEY, FAULKNER

11 of Our Best Weekend Reads

Revisiting the lives of extraordinary women. 25 songs driving pop music. The social media command of Stoneman Douglas students and more.
Tags: Cruises, News, Social Media, Charli Xcx, Charlotte, Diane, Wells, Fla, Bronte, Daylight Saving Time, Parkland, Books and Literature, Women and Girls, Merck & Company Inc, Arbus, Travel and Vacations

Rewriting the NY Times Obit section

The paper of record somehow failed to note the passing of Diane Arbus, Nella Larsen, Sylvia Plath, and twelve other equally influential women over their 167 years of publication. They updated this for International Women’s Day in their series Overlooked. The whole package is worth a read, but I love the story of Mary Ewing Outerbridge who (probably) brought tennis to the US. Outerbridge explained that the items were for a game called Sphairistiké, which is Greek for “playing at ball.” She h...
Tags: New York Times, British Army, Charlotte Brontë, Staten Island, Bermuda, Jane Eyre, Bronte, Chrysanthe Tenentes, NY Times Obit, Diane Arbus Nella Larsen Sylvia Plath, Mary Ewing Outerbridge, US Outerbridge

New Leaf Book Club • Vote for April 2018 • It's All Relative: Time

Let's select the book we'll read and discuss in April 2018! All are welcome to vote, but please don't vote unless you plan to participate in the discussion, whatever the selection. This is a poll. Vote for as many books as you'd like. Questions? FAQs |
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Riverside’s Dickens Festival brings great expectations for Victorian-era fun

Riverside’s Dickens Festival turns 25 as it returns this weekend to transform downtown Riverside into the streets of Victorian-era London. Celebrating the life and works of author Charles Dickens and his impact on society, the event was the brainchild of a small group of people who wanted to promote both cultural arts and literacy. The festival has grown in size and in entertainment, with thousands of guests attending each year. Originally occupying a space in front of the downtown library, it n...
Tags: London, Edgar Allan Poe, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Charles Dickens, Victoria, Oliver, Dickens, Torrance, Riverside, Jimmy Buffett, Knott, First Congregational Church, Jacques

Nasdaq and the New York Stock Exchange (and possibly Herbalife) team up to help organised crime

Charlie Gasparino suggested in a tweet and a story that Herbalife, the Nasdaq and the New York Stock Exchange have teamed up to produce an anti-short-seller Bill. The Bill forces disclosure standards on short sellers. I have no conclusive evidence either way as to whether Herbalife is involved behind the scenes or not. However the Bill is real and Charlie is usually a fairly thorough reporter and I have no reason to disbelieve him. And Herbalife has not denied the story. The Bill is a threa...
Tags: Hong Kong, Business, China, SEC, Bill, New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq, Nyse, Cph, Yau, Charlie, Jimmy, Tang, British Journal of Criminology, Bronte, Herbalife

Save money in Sydney

Sydney is not exactly known as the most economical destination in the world. Indeed, Australia as a whole isn’t very wallet-friendly. However, Sydney is worth the money-burn: its beaches are glorious and it has so many iconic structures that it’s hard to know where to begin. Luckily, though, there are still some ways you can save on your visit to this beautiful city. 1. Stay in the suburbs. Inevitably, the most expensive accommodation is going to be in the center of the city, or in the massi...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Newcastle, Sydney, Save Money, Budget Travel, Insta, All, Bondi, Blue Mountains, Katoomba, Harbour Bridge, Opal, Glebe, Bronte, Coogee

It’s Emily Brontë’s Party. Can Lily Cole Host It if She Wants To?

The former model’s involvement in the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the novelist’s birth spurred an author to pen a scathing attack.
Tags: News, Lily Cole, Great Britain, Emily, Emily Bronte, Bronte, Books and Literature, Models (Professional, Yorkshire (England

Man angry at famous woman's appointment to literary society

Lily Cole is a famous actress, model, and recipient of a double-first class degree in Art History from Cambridge University. How dare they appoint her a partner of the Brontë Society, formed to honor the creative heritage of the Brontë sisters, rants Nick Holland. If you don’t know Lily Cole, and you’d be in the majority, she is described as ‘a model and social entrepreneur’ (whatever that is). I am unfortunate enough to have encountered Lily before as a few years ago I had a front row seat of...
Tags: Post, News, Sexism, Manchester, Literature, Guardian, Holland, Cambridge University, Brontes, Lily Cole, Lily, Bronte, Samantha Ellis, Simon Armitage, Bronte Society, Helen of Troy

Sicily’s Emerald Green Gem: the Bronte Pistachio

The nuts, grown in the foothills of Mount Etna, near the town of Bronte, are so special they’ve been granted government protection.
Tags: News, Sicily, Mount Etna, Bronte, Cooking and Cookbooks, Mount Etna (Italy, Pistachio (nut, Bronte Pistachio

Graphic Novel Friday: The Best Comics of September

This month, it's a super-friends team-up! Editor Adrian Liang and I combine forces to bring you the best of the month, covering the comics spectrum across literary and blockbuster reads.       Shop on AmazonPrint Book | Kindle Book Ready to feel old? Bat-nemesis Harley Quinn just celebrated her 25th birthday! While she originally appeared in Batman: The Animated Series as a sidekick/love interest to the Joker, Harley’s popularity quickly grew to earn her appearances across multiple Ba...
Tags: Books, New York City, Dc Comics, Harley Quinn, Prada, Batman, Jupiter, Alex, Richard McGuire, Mark Millar, Adrian, Harley, Perez, Jane Eyre, Jane, McKenna

The life and works of Elizabeth Gaskell

On 29 September 2017, we celebrate the 207th birthday of Elizabeth Gaskell, a nineteenth century English novelist whose works reflect the harsh conditions of England’s industrial North. Unlike some of her contemporaries, whose works are told from the perspectives of middle class characters, Gaskell did not restrict herself, and her novels Mary Barton and Ruth feature working class heroines. In the early twentieth century, Gaskell was considered a minor novelist and was overshadowed by contempora...
Tags: Books, England, Featured, History, Manchester, Literature, Charlotte Brontë, British, Victorian England, Ruth, Industrial Revolution, Wikimedia Commons, North and South, Bronte, Elizabeth Gaskell, Cranford

Trashing Thurse, an international giant

While working on my previous post (“What do we call our children?”), which, among several other words, featured imp, I realized how often I had discussed various unclean spirits in this blog. There was once an entire series titled “Etymological Devilry.” Over the years, I have dealt with Old Nick, grimalkin, gremlin, bogey, goblin, and ragamuffin, and in my recent book In Prayer and Laughter… there is a whole chapter on the creatures whose names begin with rag-, but the plate is still full. In 1...
Tags: Books, Featured, Charlotte Brontë, Charles, Beowulf, Guy Fawkes, Scott, Bessie, Bronte, Charles Scott, Joseph Wright, ENGL, Dictionaries & Lexicography, Oxford Etymologist, Walter W Skeat, Skeat

9 Gothic Horror Films You Need to See

A look at 9 awesome Gothic horror movies The appeal of the Gothic horror film ebbs and flows, like any subgenre. The earliest Universal films locked the two key Gothic horror properties in Frankenstein and Dracula to forge their initial spate of films and those two titles – along with Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw and to a lesser extent, Bronte sister novels like Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre – have been cornerstones of the sort of cinema lovers of all things ornate and romantic and lu...
Tags: Europe, Movies, Horror, Tim Burton, Christopher Lee, Vincent Price, Guillermo Del Toro, Johnny Depp, Jane Seymour, Sleepy Hollow, Henry James, New England, Roger Corman, Poe, Crimson Peak, Burton

#teampixel becomes one with nature

Looking for a breath of fresh air? You came to the right place. This week #teampixel is becoming one with nature and capturing everything from surreal sunrises to the scenic views outside their tents. Check out another round of stellar contributions, pitch a tent and celebrate the final weeks of summer with us. ...
Tags: Canada, Jordan, Pixel, Bondi, Bronte, Badlands National Park, Hearst Ontario, Crystal Akins, Border Ranges Australia, haylescolin Mammoth Lakes California, Tunnel Bluffs Canada