As the bicentenary of Emily Brontë approaches, for a chance to win a signed copy of THE SEX TOURIST together with a hardcover edition of Wuthering Heights from Emily Brontë (used, but in very good condition) all you have to do is to participate in two rounds (one this week and the other one next week) of spotting five subtle differences between two pictures.
Before I present the first round of this puzzle, take a look at some other pics. You would find much more than five differences between the two plaques below.
The second plaque from 1964 – mounted on a wall of the ruins on the Top Withins not far from Haworth where the Brontë Parsonage Museum is – tells a lot about a very important difference between traditional British and American mentalities.
The British Brontë Society – instead of ‘doing up’ those ruins in order to make the farmhouse a tourist attraction as the famous Earnshaw Home in Wuthering Heights – goes out of its way to inform the public that these ruins are only vaguely related to Emily Brontë’s classic novel.
Lilian mentions this Brontë Society plaque in my book, THE SEX TOURIST, in Book One Chapter 4 – Paul’s Stag Do.
In the US they built Becky Thatcher’s Home to pay homage to Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer.
Just compare the two sites below. It would be too easy to find way more than five differences between them as well.
If those ruins were in the US, they might have been converted to the haunted Earnshaw farmhouse with the ghost appearing at set times during the day.
As the two sites relate to two different epoch-making novels which most of us at least heard of, I want to bring your attention to two other books which are not this famous. They are The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë and my book, THE SEX TOURIST. Written 168 years apart from each other I want to share with you FIVE similarities between these two books.
- They both caused controversy.
- They were originally published under different pennames.
- They both have the North of England British countryside as a recurring scene.
- They both feature an abusive male partner.
- They both want to raise awareness to violence or abuse against women.
Anne Brontë’s novel, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, was first published six months after Wuthering Heights, and soon outsold the novels of the other two Brontë sisters. The main theme of the “Tenant”, a woman escaping with her child from an abusive husband, was very controversial at the time.
THE SEX TOURIST is as controversial today as Anne Brontë’s novel was 168 years ago. Memoirs of two sisters are well disguised as a strictly 18+ Erotic Thriller. The Upper Heights with its ruins is a very important recurring scene in my book.
At last we arrived to this week’s puzzle.The picture below was taken on the Top Withins farmhouse ruins which inspired Emily Brontë for writing Wuthering Heights. You can read more about those ruins here.
You have four days to leave your answers as a comment to this blog. On Friday, September 9, I’ll moderate all your comments on this blog post.
PUZZLE NUMBER ONE
Can you spot the FIVE differences between the two photos?
On Saturday, September 10, there will be a post with another puzzle. If you left correct answers to both puzzles and you are the first one to get all answers right for the second puzzle (not yet published), you’ll win a brand new signed copy of THE SEX TOURIST together with a used but very good condition hardcover edition of Wuthering Heights from Emily Brontë.
I had special permission to sit on top of that wall with a concealed safety net below me.
If you want to have a look at my book you can download the first six chapters of THE SEX TOURIST for FREE here: http://promo.oliviawildbooks.com/