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North & South

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I have a thing for 19th century novels. I don't know when it started, I don't know how, and I really can't explain it, but I love them. All of them. I'm fascinated by the history, traditions and culture of the time that I can't get enough! Which is why I'm thankful that there are so many books from that era, and that I can never tire of them no matter how many times I've read them! So, to the point now. North & South. Not so very well known, unless you like 19th century novels, or watch the BBC period drama productions.
I knew of Elizabeth Gaskell, of Cranford fame, and was aware of her novels, but didn't really pay much attention to the others until a YouTube video of period dramas led me to look up Mr. Richard Armitage, North & South and then Mr. John Thornton. Good succession of things, I'd say. And so I watched the BBC adaptation of the book, fell head over heels in love with it right after the very first episode, printed out the eBook,…