Unmapped Country: The story of North and South continues

Unmapped Country The story of North and South continues Think of Manchester in the mid Nineteenth century and mention Margaret Hale John Thornton to people and many will immediately tell you how they fell in love with North South by Elizabeth Gaskell For t

  • Title: Unmapped Country: The story of North and South continues
  • Author: Chrissie Elmore
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 136
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Think of Manchester in the mid Nineteenth century and mention Margaret Hale John Thornton to people and many will immediately tell you how they fell in love with North South by Elizabeth Gaskell For them this will be an extension of the extreme pleasure they had first time round However, readers unfamiliar with this enduring classic, need not turn away The nThink of Manchester in the mid Nineteenth century and mention Margaret Hale John Thornton to people and many will immediately tell you how they fell in love with North South by Elizabeth Gaskell For them this will be an extension of the extreme pleasure they had first time round However, readers unfamiliar with this enduring classic, need not turn away The novel stands alone and only entices them to discover the back story As the author has discarded Mrs Gaskell s much disliked ending even by herself , John and Margaret s struggles continues Will they ever truly understand one another Or will their opposing ethics and social prejudice force them to seek companionship with appropriate partners Written in the original s Victorian style, the frenetic city and the original participants all stay true to Mrs Gaskell s creation, while contemporary events and new characters both help and hinder John and Margaret s progress towards a conclusion.

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    1. The cover says : The story of North and South continues. How could I resist? Chrissie Elmore has recently published this sequel to Mrs Gaskell's novel, a what-if story which takes forth from Margaret's journey to Milton to make her business proposition to Mr Thornton, soon after she heard of his financial failure. This is actually something we saw in the TV series, because in the book Margaret and John Thornton meet in London after a year she had left Milton and the generous proposition takes pl [...]

    2. This book is rated G as far as spice goes. I was torn in some ways about how to rate this book. There we're aspects I really enjoyed but my annoyances were greater. So, I've compromised by giving it 3 1/2 stars. When I read a continuation story I want to spend time with my beloved characters. This book was filled with so many rabbit trails. There was a portion of the story where it went several chapters before coming back to the main characters. In my humble opinion they were not needed and coul [...]

    3. TearsI didn't think I would like this book and how wrong I was!! It ripped through my heart and brought tears to my eyes many times. Which, honestly, I didn't mind in the least. It's far different from how many continuations go, but I loved it all the same.

    4. Slow movingThis story had much a more industrial and business turn than I was interested in reading. The romance crawled at a snails pace. Not my cup of tea at all

    5. Think of Manchester in the mid Nineteenth century and mention Margaret Hale & John Thornton to people and many will immediately tell you how they fell in love with North & South by Elizabeth Gaskell. For them this will be an extension of the extreme pleasure they had first time round. However, readers unfamiliar with this enduring classic, need not turn away. The novel stands alone and only entices them to discover the back-story. As the author has discarded Mrs Gaskell’s much disliked [...]

    6. This is the first North & South sequel that I have read from beginning to end and I have to say that I loved the way Elmore stayed true to Gaskell's style of writing and stayed close to the personalities and characters of its leads. While Mrs. Thornton may have been too hard here by withholding information that would have sped up the relationship between John and Margaret, it still worked out in the end and appeared believable. I liked the way Elmore wove new characters into the narrative th [...]

    7. North & South fans will appreciate this sequel that begins with Margaret's return to the north after spending time in London to mourn her father's death. The young heiress seeks to put her new found wealth to work and save the business of the bankrupt Mr. Thornton. Her motives are pure and although he accepts her business proposition, too much misunderstanding has passed between them for a reconciliation Or has it? This is a lovely book written in the style of Mrs. Gaskell and lovingly resea [...]

    8. Of the "continuation" stories of North and South, this one, so far has been the best, in my estimation. It rings truest to the characters from the original story, and the writing style resonates with Gaskell, with slightly less difficulty in understanding.

    9. This is one of those times when I'd love to have a ten-star scale to grade books, because this is better than most of the titles I marked 3/5. Well, let me put it this way: if you've read North and South, and you're not ready to drop it yet, this continuation will be a nice and painless read.

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