Wives and Daughters

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Just finished reading Wives and Daughter by Elizabeth Gaskell. Loved it just as much as I did, the first time I read it….its a really lovely novel …with the plot, characters and setting coming together so nicely….and was there ever a nicer couple or a more well-matched couple in the world than Roger Hamley and Molly Gibson! I so love Molly Gibson’s loyalty to all her friends – from Pecky n Flapsy to the scintillating Cynthia – despite knowing their all too-human frailities.

Cynthia Kirkpatrick at the Easter ball - Wives & Daughters BBC

Cynthia Kirkpatrick at the Easter ball – Wives & Daughters BBC

 

Molly Gibson with her new "mamma"

Molly Gibson with her new “mamma”

Molly Gibson n Roger Hamley at the Towers
Molly Gibson n Roger Hamley at the Towers

Squire Hamley out hunting with his dogs

Squire Hamley out hunting with his dogs

Mis-matched trio, Mrs Gibson with her "unsatisfactory, willful" daughter Cynthia and the equally unsatisfactory younger son to a squiredom - Roger Hamley

Mis-matched trio, Mrs Gibson with her “unsatisfactory, willful” daughter Cynthia and the equally unsatisfactory younger son to a squiredom – Roger Hamley

Dr Gibson with his wife, two daughters and  prospective son-in-law

Dr Gibson with his wife, two daughters and prospective son-in-law

Dr Gibson with Cynthia

Dr Gibson with Cynthia

 

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