Mary Barton.

This Victorian novel is a heart-wrenching social history of Manchester in the 1840s; written sensitively and with great humanity, putting forth the views of the poor…. It was written by Elizabeth Gaskell.

I am at a crucial point in the story, a tale of love and of murder. Everything hangs in the balance on the title character. I haven’t read any ‘spoilers’, nor anything else written by this author, so I don’t know what to expect by way of an ending. I can only hope!

I just came across these few lines that reminded me of my first post in this blog- about the sock yarn.

“Before she had finished the necessary morning business of dressing, and setting her house in some kind of order, she had disentangled her ravelled ideas, and arranged some kind of a plan…”

#goodbooks #ElizabethGaskell #MaryBarton #wordsaswool

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