North & South

We recently began a collaborative recording of Elizabeth Gaskell’s North & South. I recorded the first chapter, went looking to see if there was a good movie version of the book, and discovered that the BBC did a four-part miniseries in 2004. Dan and I just finished watching it. It was truly excellent. As in Wives & Daughters, Gaskell creates three-dimensional, believable characters — not a villain or one-dimensional hero to be found, just people, ordinary people. The screen play is excellent, the costuming beautiful, every detail accurate and vivid. Superb acting from the entire cast. Bravo, BBC!

If you’re a fan of the BBC’s Pride and Prejudice or Wives & Daughters, you’ll love this one. Here’s a link to the DVDs on Amazon:
North & South

Find the reviews and scroll down to the one titled “Top Twelve Reasons N&S Is a Ten”. It’s all true.

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