Falling for Mr Thornton, An Anthology

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Falling for Mr Thornton :Tales of North and South—is the title of an anthology of short stories written by twelve authors who love Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South and/or its BBC adaptation into a four-part miniseries. And quite a title … Continued

Paying Homage to Gaskell’s Concerns About Women’s Issues

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Every time is a good time for classical literature especially those addressing women’s issues, a hot topic for modern women. We can count the works of Elizabeth Gaskell (author of the popular historical romance North and South) as an important … Continued

When Writing, Like Painting, Is A Naked Art

A few years ago, I did a large canvas painting using sketches of models from an art class I attended. At first, I didn’t know where I should go with it. I’m an okay, but not a particularly gifted painter, … Continued

Downcast Eyes: A World of Meaning

The heroine’s downcast eyes in Welcome Reluctant Stranger (Book 3, Between Two Worlds), tell you she’s deep in thought. Leilani’s gaze darted between Greg and Elise; then, with downcast eyes and a tremulous voice, she said, “There was so much … Continued