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Get yourself a hot chocolate, some tissues, and join Margaret Hale on her adventure when she moves from the beautiful south rural Helstone to industrial town Milton during the Industrial Revolution.
North And South by Elizabeth Gaskell (1854)
Nineteen-year-old Margaret Hale’s life is turned upside down when her father, the local pastor, leaves the Church of England and the rectory of Helstone as a matter of conscience; he has become a dissenter. At the suggestion of Mr. Bell, his old friend from Oxford, he settles with his wife and daughter in Milton-Northern.
The industrial town in Darkshire manufactures cotton and is in the middle of the Industrial Revolution; masters and workers are clashing in the first organized strikes. (Summary from Wikipedia)
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