Laura In The News

Laura Knight | Knight art, English artists, Art

It hasn’t even been two weeks since #Hurricane Laura hit the USA. Death tolls from this storm have been reckoned at 64, and #Louisiana continues to reel from its effects. Hopefully, hurricanes will stay away from our shores for the rest of the season (which usually ends in November). With fingers crossed, the characters of #JaneEyreGetsReal by Annabelle Troy each reflect on their favorite #Laura, from fact or fiction.

Dorian Grey: British painter Dame Laura Knight (1877-1870)

Madame Bovary: Petrarch’s Laura–the adored subject of a 14th century love sonnet

David Copperfield: maternal figure and former First Lady Laura Bush

Hester Prynne: Laura Ingalls Wilder, because her ancestors were on the Mayflower

Mr. Darcy: Laura Bassi, 16th century Italian scientist and second woman in the world to become Doctor of Philosophy (he’s always had a soft spot for brainy women)

Alice: Laura Ashley–she loves those little girl dresses and floral prints; plus, they still make pinafores

Heidi: Laura Numeroff, author of Heidi’s favorite book Give a Mouse a Cookie

Sherlock Holmes: Laura, the heroine of the 1944 film noir classic directed by Otto Preminger

Jane Eyre: Laura Carmichael, for her portrayal of the awkward underdog heroine Lady Edith on #Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey's Laura Carmichael tells of anger over online nude leaked  images | London Evening Standard

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