North and South fanfiction began appearing online after the premiere of the 2004 BBC mini-series starring Richard Armitage and Daniela Denby-Ashe.
Recently, something new has begun to occur. North and South fanfiction authors have taken their work and self-published them. More books about John and Margaret? Yes please.
In my searching, I’ve found the following titles:
Do you see where I’m going with this?
No one can know whether North and South fanfiction will make it into the traditional publishing world, and I’m not even sure its fanbase is quite big enough to merit the effort on the part of publishers (Although I do my part. I even made my father watch it. [He liked it!]).
However, walking into a bookstore and seeing a book on the shelf promising more of John Thornton and Margaret Hale, filling in what happened after Mrs. Gaskell’s ending or perhaps sending the story in new directions will continue to be a daydream of mine.
To purchase A Heart for Milton, my personal favorite in North and South fanfiction, click here.