As These Pages Turn—a Book in Hand

I tore open the cardboard packaging much too eagerly and my palms smarted from the vigorous peeling off of unyielding adhesive tapes. But it’s worth the rawness of a few minutes. I looked at this thing in my hand, dressed … Continued

Victorian Women: Variations in Margaret of the North

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Maybe in jest, Gaskell once said that she could title her fourth novel (North and South) “Variations on Death.” Five people die in her novel in ways fitting to the characters. I could have used a comparable title for my … Continued

John and Margaret Honeymoon in Mid-1800s Paris

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Paris plays a crucial role in Margaret of the North. There, John and Margaret honeymoon in mid-1800s Paris: They gawked, dumbfounded but with great interest, at the spectacle of a city undergoing massive renovation. Debris from the demolition of old … Continued

What Some People Say: Reviews, Margaret of the North

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I am including here a sampling of what some people say about my first novel which I found both informative and helpful: This one is after my own heart because I thought the reviewer understood what I was attempting to … Continued

My Male Perspective: Margaret of the North

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Here’s my male perspective: Margaret of the North Margaret of the North by Evy Journey continues the story of Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South. Gaskell’s novel has been made into a 2004 BBC mini-series of four 50-minute episodes. It stars … Continued