Monday, March 11, 2013

North and South...What Took Me Soooo Long??

How has it taken me so long to find out about Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South? Images are from the BBC 2004 miniseries. I was puttering about on Netflix one day. Saw it and passed it up then stopped at it again and decided to watch. What a great story! A story about love and pride and prejudice (sound familiar austenites) is woven into more serious social conflict brought about by the  industrial revolution. Daniela Denby-Ashe stars as Margaret Hale who is uprooted from a delicate Southern village to live in a cold manufacturing town where she becomes acquainted with Mr. Thornton a master of a manufacturing plant played by Richard Armitage. Sinead Cusack plays the unbreakable Hannah Thornton and a familiar face from Downton Abbey, Brendan Coyle plays Nicholas Higgins a rebellious worker. When you have time this is definitely worth the watch.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

A Matchmaker Called Emma!

I have finally added new Jane Austen prints to my shop 10 Camelia Way. Yes, I have delved into the realm of the ultimate matchmaker Jane Austen's Emma. Also, I have added another dimension to my prints, and that is the Georgian pattern behind the characters. I hope you like them. What are some of your favorite Emma quotes?