First of all as an old fan of North and South (1855) and Mrs Gaskell’s work, I was super happy when I discovered an anthology of short stories inspired to her novel was going to be released. I can’t wait to read Falling for Mr Thornton! You can bet I’ll do it as soon as possible and I’ll keep you updated of my progress and my response, of course.
Meanwhile, I have had the opportunity to ask three of the authors in the anthology a few questions about their approach to the novel. First of all, I asked Rose Fairbanks, Don Jacobson, Elaine Owen and Nicole Clarkston, four Austen authors you’ve already met on different occasions here at My Jane Austen Book Club, how difficult it was to move from Austen’s world to Gaskell’s.