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I think everyone can agree that Not enough people have seen North and South! 

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12 January 2012 @ 01:40 pm
TITLE: Wallflower

SUMMARY: Two paths chance to cross one evening and things will somehow never be the same again.

AUTHOR: Lexie aka
[info]lillianschild

FANDOM: North & South

PAIRING: John/Margaret

RATING: G
 
 
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SUMMARY: John reminisces his first Christmas with Margaret as a married couple and how his life changed when the clock struck twelve.

AUTHOR: Lexie aka
lillianschild

FANDOM: North & South

PAIRING: John/ Margaret

RATING: PG-13

This is a somewhat fluffy piece, so you've been warned.


READ THE STORY HERE
 
 
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09 November 2011 @ 01:29 am

"North & South was like chocolate to her; her comfort food in literary form, a safe haven she could dip into whenever she needed a respite from her troubles or even just a distraction for a while."

Carrie Preston is desperately trying to stand up to her pushy family and failing badly. When her favourite aunt dies she retreats into her favourite book, Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South, only to find herself suddenly stuck in that story and seriously messing with her favourite romance of all time!

When Carrie's kooky aunt bequeaths her a pair of amethyst earrings in her will and says that they will grant her her hearts desire, she has no idea that she will end up in the middle of the 19th century, slap bang in the middle of her favourite book. With nothing but the clothes on her back and her rucksack, she is taken in by the Hale family and soon finds herself living in the dirty, smoky industrial town of Milton.

The only bright spot on the horizon is that she gets to meet the romantic hero of the story, John Thornton but it's not long before he starts setting his sights on her rather than Margaret Hale! Far from living her dream, she is appalled to realise that she is about to destroy the greatest romance since Elizabeth Bennett met Mr Darcy!


"It's clear that the author loves these characters(even when she's destroying
one of MY favourite romances, lol!) and everyone gets a happy ending
(well, aside from the deaths in the original book which also exist here).

It's sad in places and for some reason I felt the deaths of Margaret's parents more keenly than in
did in the original book. Overall though, it's a light hearted affair and quite amusing in places."

Review by Martha on Amazon

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11 October 2011 @ 01:01 am
MariaGrazia over at the Fly High blog (who is also known for her fascination with all things RA and specifically North and South) has an interview with Mr Thornton up and you can leave your own questions for him in the comments!

So come on down over and ask away!
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04 October 2011 @ 12:22 am
Sometimes described as the female Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell's classic novel, North and South, dealt with issues of class, feminism, social reform and the plight of the working classes, entwining those themes seamlessly with a timeless romance between Margaret Hale and John Thornton. Northern Light is a continuation of that novel which sees John and Margaret embarking on their lives together whilst working to improve the lives of their work force.

With the threat of another strike, a series of bad mill accidents, a lethal fire and failed speculation, life in Milton is not easy for anyone and it won't be long before the mill masters and their workers clash once more, with devastating consequences.

Getting married and starting a family is difficult enough at the best of times but for John and Margaret, married life will present unique challenges and despite the reforms they are making, even they will not escape Milton's troubles unscathed.

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Also of note, the Facebook page has some rare footage and pictures from the 1975 version of North and South, staring Patrick Stewart as John Thornton.
 
 
02 May 2011 @ 04:25 pm
Title: Sick of Shadows
Rating: this chapter PG, overall NC-17 for explicit sex
Length: this chapter 7 K, overall probably 110 K. 80 K written so far
Characters: Margaret Hale/John Thornton
Summary: Margaret and Mr. Thornton gradually get to know each other better. With conversation, balls, politics, and Fanny.
A/N: Sooooo much thanks to [personal profile] hl, who made this fic better than it was.

Constructive criticism is welcome.

Chapter 1| Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6

Chapter Seven
 
 
26 April 2011 @ 01:51 pm
Title: Sick of Shadows
Rating: this chapter PG, overall NC-17 for explicit sex
Length: this chapter 7 K, overall probably 110 K. 80 K written so far
Characters: Margaret Hale/John Thornton
Summary: Margaret and Mr. Thornton gradually get to know each other better. With conversation, balls, politics, and Fanny.
A/N: Sooooo much thanks to [personal profile] hl, who really helped me so much in so many different ways on this chapter.

Constructive criticism is welcome.

Chapter 1| Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5


Chapter Six
 
 
18 April 2011 @ 12:24 pm
Title: Sick of Shadows
Rating: this chapter PG, overall NC-17 for explicit sex
Length: this chapter 10 K, overall probably 110 K. 80 K written so far
Characters: Margaret Hale/John Thornton
Summary: Margaret and Mr. Thornton gradually get to know each other better. With conversation, balls, politics, and Fanny.
A/N: Sooooo much thanks to hlbr, who really helped me so much in so many different ways on this chapter.

Constructive criticism is welcome.

Chapter 1| Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4

Chapter Five
 
 
04 April 2011 @ 04:20 pm
Title: Sick of Shadows
Rating: this chapter PG, overall NC-17 for explicit sex
Length: this chapter 6 K, overall probably 110 K. 80 K written so far
Characters: Margaret Hale/John Thornton
Summary: Margaret and Mr. Thornton gradually get to know each other better. With conversation, balls, politics, and Fanny.
A/N: thank you to kleindog at C-19 for the initial beta a year ago; thank you to [personal profile] hl for the recent beta, and for being extraordinary and amazing

Constructive criticism is welcome.

Go to: Chapter 1| Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4

Sick of Shadows, chapter four