I updated and posted my review of the minseries!
Cotton, tea pouring, and firm handshakes NEVER looked SO good! A very unlikely romance, labor union struggles, friendship across social classes, and other very “modern” themes are found in this timeless story (not unlike the work of Jane Austen). However, unlike JA, Mrs. Gaskell delves into the lives of the poor/working class in Milton (a city VERY similar to Manchester) where she moved after she married. I’m reading the novel, and this adaptation stays close to it. If you haven’t seen this 2004 show yet, check out You Tube (under MissJaneAustenfan, a young Spanish woman who is ALSO crazy over period dramas).
Or you can buy the DVD (set of 2 discs) online or at your B&N store. It’s worth it!
UPDATE: It’s now also on Netflix!
Background, Setting, & Costumes
The time period is AFTER that of JA- N&S is set during the…
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