Elizabeth Gaskell

I don’t watch period, costume drama on the TV, even when they feature the wonderful Dame Judi Dench, so while I have heard of Cranford,  a mini series set in the early 1840s in the fictional village of Cranford in Cheshire, I haven’t seen it. And writing the novella upon which is [...]

Edith Wharton

EDITH WHARTON Edith Wharton was born into a wealthy and distinguished family; on both sides her family was old-money New York business aristocracy.  Her maiden name was Jones and it is said that the phrase “keeping up with the Joneses” referred to those wanting to emulate her family in [...]
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