QUIZ: Identify these opening lines

graphic of opening lines

Can you identify the famous opening lines above? [Warning - clue below] To help you here is a list of titles from which the lines were extracted, in order of date published: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (1847) David Copperfield by Charles Dickens (1850) Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1864) Middlemarch by George Eliot… Continue reading QUIZ: Identify these opening lines

Painting: The Breakfast – inc. thought bubbles

The Breakfast (c.1911) – By William McGregor Paxton. Private collection. The Breakfast (c.1911) – By William McGregor Paxton. Private collection. See previous post. Captions as promised - I couldn't resist it! My apologies to Mr Paxton. Readers reading on Piterest (via The Long Victorian) https://uk.pinterest.com/longvictorian2/readers-reading/ The 'Readers reading' series on this blog (this list last… Continue reading Painting: The Breakfast – inc. thought bubbles

Answers to photo doppelgänger puzzle

Here are the answers to the photo puzzle I put up recently. A. Unknown young woman from Queensland, Australia (1884). B. Nicole Kidman in The Portrait of a Lady (film, 1996). C. Eva Green in Penny Dreadful (TV drama, 2014) D. Unknown young woman photographed using orthochromatic film. Date not known but possibly taken in… Continue reading Answers to photo doppelgänger puzzle

Photographic fun – Match up the faces!

How about a fun little puzzle? Photographs of four women. In no particular order they are: 1. Nicole Kidman in The Portrait of a Lady (film, 1996). 2. Eva Green in Penny Dreadful (TV drama, 2014) 3. Unknown young woman from Queensland, Australia (1884). 4. Unknown young woman photographed using orthochromatic film. Date not known… Continue reading Photographic fun – Match up the faces!

Happy Birthday Charlotte Brontë – 200 today!

Happy birthday Charlotte Brontë! Born 200 yrs ago today. Born: 21 April 1816 – Died: 31 March 1855.  In today’s papers: Why we should be celebrating Charlotte Brontë The secret history of Jane Eyre: Charlotte Brontë’s private fantasy stories (Guardian) Charlotte Brontë quiz  (Telegraph) Charlotte Brontë quiz  (Guardian) Charlotte Brontë quiz  (Daily Mirror) Bronte Parsonage… Continue reading Happy Birthday Charlotte Brontë – 200 today!