Emily Bronte

Even Great Writers Get Panned: One-Star Reviews for Ten Classic Books

Lynn Shepherd | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lynn Shepherd

Don't get me wrong - the internet is about all about self-expression and I'm all for it, but it does have its downsides, and if you're an author, the one-star review is definitely one of them. But even the greats of the past are not immune, so it being the season for some harmless fun, here are some of my favourite one-star Amazon reviews for ten of the world's best-loved books.

Universally Challenged - How Can University Challenge Students Not Recognise The Voice Of Kate Bush?

Hilary Robinson | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Hilary Robinson

How can the cream of the student crop deal with the complexities of quantum physics or the inner mechanics of Chaucer yet seem to be ignorant of some of the most brilliant contributions made to contemporary culture? How can anyone not recognise the voice of Kate Bush?

50 Shades Of Pride And Prejudice: 'Explosive Sex' To Be Added To New Versions Of The Classics

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 15.09.2012 | Home

A publisher of adult fiction is giving literary classics such as Jane Eyre and Pride And Prejudice an erotic makeover. The company said that it was...

Shakespeare The Blogging Bard? Why O-Levels Should Become E-Levels

Hilary Robinson | Posted 24.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Hilary Robinson

While some of the latest suggestions from the Department of Education which seem to be rolling out at the same rate as spam emails are interesting, not to mention surprising, what seems to be overlooked is an appreciation of the impact that the e-age is having on the way we learn, the way we communicate, the way we function and the way we live.

Reciting Poetry is One Thing, Loving it Another

Hilary Robinson | Posted 10.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Hilary Robinson

It has long been recognised that poetry is a valuable device for introducing new words in isolation - such as 'contrary' in 'Mary Mary' but it is the 'garden of silver bells and cockle shells' that will fire the creative imagination and inspired teachers no doubt take the form further by looking at the enthralling stories borne out of the context from which many such rhymes originated.

Emily Bronte's Shocking News!

Hilary Robinson | Posted 30.07.2012 | Home
Hilary Robinson

It's enough to spur excitement into Heathcliffe's restless spirit.

Newly Discovered Portrait Of Emily Bronte To Sell For Thousands

PA | Posted 22.04.2012 | Home

A hitherto unknown portrait believed to be of author Emily Bronte is expected to fetch thousands of pounds when it goes under the hammer this week. ...

Literary One Hit Wonders

Oli Jones | Posted 28.12.2011 | Home

There are a fair few authors who see their first novel published and think: “what shall I write next?” They come back for more, like addicts, publ...

Why I Love Twilight

Lauren Davidson | Posted 18.01.2012 | UK Entertainment
Lauren Davidson

Many feel the opposite, which is fair - each to their own. But why is there this need to mock and ridicule those who love it? People scorn the saga for being about vampires and werewolves (and therefore unrealistic), for being lovey-dovey (and therefore unrealistic) and for promoting a worldview through the eyes of a female (and therefore unrealistic).

Beware the Bonnets: The Blighted Brontes are the Next Big Thing in Cinema

Emma Jones | Posted 08.11.2011 | UK Entertainment
Emma Jones

An alcoholic and opium addict, a social recluse and all dead by the age of 40. You get the feeling that the troubled Brontes should have lived in Albert Square. Yet there isn't a literary family anywhere to equal the combined genius of Charlotte, Emily and Anne...