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Novelist Justine Picardie at the Edinburgh Book Festival in 2005. Photograph: Murdo Macleod Justine Picardie is the author of five books. Her most recent is Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life (published in paperback this year by HarperCollins), but
Nobby Clark In the preface to his translation of Chekhov's Three Sisters, Michael Frayn observes that the place where the family live remains anonymous: "But we know its spiritual name well enough it is exile." In this new version for Northern
8/20/2011 10:04 PM Willie V...He was born April 10, 1938, at Pauls Valley, Okla., the son of Ervin and Mattie Mumford Bowman. A longtime resident of Spivey, he was a retired oil field shop foreman...Patrick Catholic Church, Kingman, and the Knights
Charlie Jane Anders The Bronte sisters are best known as the authors of literary gothic tales like Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre, but in their childhood, they helped their older sisters to invent the made-up realm of the Glass Town Federation.
Every age has its Bront interpreters from Mrs Gaskell and Winifred Gerin to Jane Sellars and Lucasta Miller. It was Juliet Barker's 1994 biography, however, that most dramatically reclaimed the sisters as flesh-and-blood human beings giving wild
A moving letter written by Charlotte Bronte in 1848 goes on display at the Parsonage Museum, Haworth, for the first time tomorrow. It reveals Charlotte's grief over the death of her brother Branwell, aged 31, in September 1848 and her fears about her
The Brontes Ian Sansom on three literary sisters and their 'hopeless' brother For the Brontes of Haworth, west Yorkshire, 1847 was a big year. In October, Charlotte Bronte 's novel Jane Eyre was published. "We can cordially recommend Jane Eyre to our
When Trevor Griffiths wrote this play in 1975, a standup comedian was most likely to be florid man with wide lapels issuing an offensive stream of racist and sexist material. These days, a standup comedian is likely to be a clean-cut young man in
How could three lonely women living on the bleak Yorkshire moors more than 150 years ago have created some of literature's most vibrant characters in plain Jane Eyre, the mad Mrs Rochester and the passionate, untamed Cathy and Heathcliff? Polly Teale'
Did you read Rebecca , by Daphne du Maurier, when you were younger?...Just be sure to do so before you begin Daphne or much of the depth and significance will escape you. \n\n Like several other books I’ve read this year, Daphne is a mash-up of fact