Thornton Thursday– Hottest scene ever

I'm not going to lie. I don't only read 19th century literature. I read a lot of fiction penned in the present day (but nearly always set in the past). And a lot of it is not sex-free. However, I honestly think nothing I have read is hotter than this scene by Elizabeth Gaskell from … Continue reading Thornton Thursday– Hottest scene ever

Thornton Thursday–Arkwright’s machine

In the wake of the BBC's outstounding production of North and South starring Richard Armitage and Daniela Denby-Ashe, it's easy to forget that Margaret Gaskell wrote the story about an industrial town and about an industry that was still new. Here, we have Mr. Thornton educating Mr. Hale a bit on the topic of the … Continue reading Thornton Thursday–Arkwright’s machine