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February 1, 2012

Announcing A North and South Celebration!

From February 13-24, I’m hosting a celebration of North and South! Just think, two weeks brimming with Thornton and Margaret.  Click here to view the latest posts.

North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell (Not John Jakes, his is another beast entirely) is my favorite book, hands down. The BBC mini-series, starring Daniela Denby-Ashe and Richard Armitage, is my all-time favorite book to film adaptation.  Funny how that works out, isn’t it?

In case you’ve missed it, North and South is the story of Margaret Hale, a young woman in England during the 1800s. Her father has abruptly transplanted his family from the small, quaint town of Helstone, to the smoggy, industrial town of Milton. She’s overwhelmed, culture shock sets in, and she cannot seem to find where she belongs. As her mother’s health fails, she is driven to desperate measures, putting the safety of her family in danger.

All the while, a man falls deeper in love with her,but her prejudices against this rough-hewn mill owner may keep her from finding her home, her place, and the love of her life.


The following lovely ladies will be joining me throughout the party to share rather interesting aspects on what there is to love, both serious and light. (One post made me almost spit out my tea, then I broke into hilarious laughter.)

I’m hosting giveaways including books, ebooks, and a copy of the DVD.

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Posted by Melanie at 8:22 am – Comments (10)
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  • February 1st 2012

    So what exactly is this event? Like a read-a-long where we read North and South in those two weeks and read good articles about it? Or just two weeks of enjoying insight about this book? I haven’t read it yet, but I have watched the mini-series and rather enjoyed it (not as much as BBC Pride and Prejudice) but it was still enjoyable. I am think that I might need to read this book during this time.


  • February 1st 2012
    Nicole said:

    I LIKE THIS for all the obvious reasons. 🙂


  • February 1st 2012
    qponxris said:

    Interesting blog! I see a few articles that I will definitely come back and read. Thanks for stopping by my blog.


  • February 2nd 2012
    Jamie said:

    This is exciting! I have not read it yet but it sounds fascinating! I will have to see if I can get a copy to read that week!


  • February 5th 2012

    I can’t wait to read all the posts you’ve planned, of course. And thanks a lot for inviting me, Melanie. I’m sure it’ll be great!


  • February 12th 2012

    I have only recently discovered this utterly captivating work, but it’s quickly become a new favorite as well! I look forward to celebrating this classic with others who love it & I will definitely be staying tuned.


  • February 16th 2012

    I’m so going to join into the fun.
    I discovered this series late last year and I’m so in love with it!


  • February 18th 2012

    North and South is one of my favourite novels – although the ending does always throw me for a loop. I’ll definitely be following along with the posts 🙂


  • May 12th 2012
    sophie said:

    I had North and South in my cupboard for ages but did not bother to watch for ages as I thought it was about the Americvan Civil War. Bored one evening I watched it till the end 2am and I just loved it and lent the dvd to all my girl friends. That is the sort of man I would have liked in my life! I fell madly in love with Mr Thornton and regularly have an evening watching it again and again and again. So nice to see I am not the only one!!


  • June 7th 2012

    I am so upset that I missed out on, “A North and South Celebration” themed week!
    I am also totally in love with the original novel “North and South” and “A Heart For Milton”. The epilogue for “A Heart For Milton” literally brought me to tears! The writing was so tender and moving. I was captivated by the lineage of John’s and Margaret’s love story and the ending was perfect! I had mixed feelings when all was said and done. I didn’t want their story to end.