Well this months book is finished. It was a hard slog in some parts and I was gee'd on with the thought of watching the TV adaptation of it. I will now allow myself to buy it!!!
I must admit that over all I did like the book, although, the first 60 pages I do not feel that they are worth much. And every one has a friend of family member that is as much of an airhead or should I use the word vapid, as are Edith and Fanny.
For that time, I am sure that Margaret was quite forward in voicing her opinions. Maybe it was because of her living as she had with the Shaws and that people looked up to her father whilst he was in the Clergy that she had an opinion that she thought other should hear. And both Henry Lennox and Mr Thornton asking her to marry them with out consulting the father. Would this have happened? I thought even in those days a courtship was commenced when the father allowed it.
They would all think me very rich with the amount of scarves and shawl type things I have. Many will have been made in India!!! lol
'a large Indian shawl, which hung about her in heavy drapes'
I am very pleased that I do not live in that time. For sure, I would have been one working in the mills. Up until recent years and even still my family were farmers or coal miners. My father would have been classed as an apothecarist, (he went to a grammar school). So maybe not so far down the pecking order.
I also liked that Mr Thorntons character, had made it, that even before he met them, he was nice enough to make the landlord of the Hales, tidy up the house for them.
'There was no particular need to tell them, that he did not care to do for a Reverend Mr Hale, unknown in Milton, he was only too glad to do at the one short remonstrance of Mr Thornton, the wealthy manufacturer...'
There you go, part one of two.
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