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Lorna Doone is based on a novel by the same title written by Richard Blackmore. I haven’t read the novel only seen the adaptation and if the novel is as “racy”  as the drama then I’m astonished that he was able to get it published back in 1869.

What surprised me was that there wasn’t any holding back between the main characters, they really expressed their feelings without playing coy. Unlike other dramas that are based upon that era, where a woman has to be shy and obedient and the man strong and sensible, this one really let the character show their every emotion without any restraint.

Read more about the novel and author here.

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I’ve been reading Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South about the daughter of a middle-class parson, Margaret Hale and John Thornton, a rich mill owner. Let’s just say that they see eye to eye from the start. Pride and Prejudice anyone?

Anyway, what I wanted to say about this book isn’t really about the book itself but that I found the BBC adaptation of it on Youtube. When a book is adapted  then it either turns out great or horrendous, but I have to admit that this one turned out pretty awesome. The actors are terrific, in particular Richard Armitage and the storyline is pretty much the same as in the book.

The clip above is when Thornton (Richard Armitage) pays a visit to his lady love and he proposes and gets rejected…HARD! The goodies start at the 1:40 mark. But trust me, if someone proposed to me in the exact same way as Thornton did then I would grab hold of him and never let go of him.

Buy the dvd here: Megastore.se

Watch it online: Youtube Playlist

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When people are asked which Jane Austen book is their favourite, most people answer Pride & Prejudice, but for me it’s Persuasion. Why? Because when I read it I feel that there is still hope for my own love story and yet I feel this agony that is ripping my heart apart because reality is never the same as fiction.

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