331 – Chapter 1 – North & South [Start of Book]
331—Sorry Mister Jakes!
With apologies to John Jakes, we are reading Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South, chapter 1, with many thanks to our reader, Barbara Edleman. Book talk begins at 16 minutes.
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Literary Links of Interest for this chapter:
Margaret mentions The New Forest which is located in the counties of Hampshire and Dorset, between the major cities of Christchurch to the west and Southampton to the east.
You can see why Margaret would have liked it.
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Hi Heather I love you I heard that you were in Philadelphia, I love Rosie’s yarncellar, and there are other good shops like Loop, and Nanagelli, I hope Philadelphia will be your home, because I love it here. Welcome and keep up the great entertainment.
I’m so glad we’re back, I hope it’s not too Victorian to say, I’ve been in AGONY waiting for new episodes!
I have read this book before (I’ve read all the Gaskell I could get my hands on, including the Charlotte Bronte biography) and want to let everyone know, there is a free Kindle download of it available on Amazon. If you’re having a hard time finding it, try searching for it by Public Domain.
Welcome back, Happy February!
Oooh, thank you!
I think I can safely say, “we encourage that kind of Victoriana here!”
Good to be back!