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
A few weeks ago, I was speaking with a friend on Instagram about our boys getting so old. My son is eight and he loves math. He has started doing math in every day situations. Such as, "In ten years, I'll be eighteen, Mom!" That's enough to freeze any mother's heart. Then he did this: … Continue reading Thornton Thursday– It is hard, Mother.
I've recently fell down the North and South fan fiction rabbit hole. I lost many hours of sleep due to Trudy Brasure's A Heart for Milton and In Consequence last weekend. This week, I started Nicole Clarkston's Nowhere but North, but am pacing myself more. I've also reread North and South this week. This time, … Continue reading Thornton Thursday– The Riot
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
Let's hear how Margaret first describes Mr. Thornton, shall we? ‘And what is your correspondent, Mr. Thornton, like?’ ‘Ask Margaret,’ said her husband. ‘She and he had a long attempt at conversation, while I was away speaking to the landlord.’ ‘Oh! I hardly know what he is like,’ said Margaret, lazily; too tired to tax … Continue reading Thornton Thursday–