Jane Eyre’s November Garden

Thanksgiving means food but it can also mean flowers and fruits: anything that celebrates the earth. Jane Eyre, an English girl at heart but now living in NYC between the pages of Annabelle Troy’s novel Jane Eyre Gets Real, reminisces about her garden at Thornfield in the autumn. “Mr. Rochester and I were proud of these November flowers: Calendula will flower until frost. They look like daisies, are orange, yellow or apricot, and grow to 2 feet in height. Candytuft–delightful name–are known as “autumn snow” because of their pure white color; they bloom in fall and spring. Also known as iberis. Cyclamen have … Continue reading Jane Eyre’s November Garden

Ballerina on the Rocks

  Celebrate 2017 with free week of The Grace of the Hunchback by Annabelle Troy Jan. 2-6 https://www.amazon.com/Grace-Hunchback-story-Marie-Taglioni-ebook/dp/B00L1RWQ7Q Radiant 19th century ballerina Marie Taglioni leaps from tragedy to triumph! Meanwhile, enjoy this ethereal Basho haiku: If there were fragrance these heavy snowflakes settling… Lilies on the rocks Continue reading Ballerina on the Rocks

Very Jane Eyre Problems

  You’re Just Not Into Polygamy You Can’t Stand Any More Burned Grilled Cheese Toast At Breakfast Aunt Reed Will Never, Ever Forgive You–Never, Ever, Ever Your Pupil is Marie Antoinette In An Eight Year Old’s Body You’ve Had It With Brooding Men–Get Over Yourself, Rochester  Tired of traditional Jane Eyre? Then read Jane Eyre Gets Real by Annabelle Troy on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Jane-Eyre-Gets-Real-Annabelle-ebook/dp/B00FAS3I7O Continue reading Very Jane Eyre Problems

Jane Eyre: Imitation Is The Highest Form of Flattery

  I don’t mind when authors write books inspired by my own story. In fact, I feel honored to be noticed. Of course, each writer takes my life into her own hands with varying degrees of wit and skill. One popular book, Re Jane, by Patricia Park, has me quite baffled. It’s a modern recreation of my tale, using a Korean-American heroine in my stead–all well and good. But the childhood of Korean Jane, though she is an orphan forced to work in her uncle’s grocery store, doesn’t seem bleak enough; and Mr. Rochester’s stand-in, professor Ed Farley, is a beta male … Continue reading Jane Eyre: Imitation Is The Highest Form of Flattery