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Cranford
Cranford | Elizabeth Gaskell
A level 4 Oxford Bookworms Library graded readers. Retold for Learners of English by Kate Mattock Life in the small English town of Cranford seems very quiet and peaceful. The ladies of Cranford lead tidy, regular lives. They make their visits between the hours of twelve and three, give little evening parties, and worry about their maid-servants. But life is not always smooth there are little arguments and jealousies, sudden deaths and unexpected marriages . . . Mrs Gaskells timeless picture of small-town life in the first half of the nineteenth century has delighted readers for nearly 150 years.
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quietjenn
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I hadn't really planned on buying anything for myself yesterday, but when the B&N by your bus stop is closing, so everything is 40% off & you've got 15 minutes to wait ...

batsy Nice choice! Cranford is a delight. 2mo
Tamra Of course! 😍 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 💛💚 2mo
quietjenn @batsy it really is. I read it as an ebook awhile ago, but I'm glad I can now revisit in a pretty volume. 2mo
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rretzler
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A random book from my TBR 📚. Day 7. #tbrpile

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kwmg40
Cranford | Elizabeth Gaskell
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Pickpick

This charming novel about life in a 19th-century English village is a quick read from the #1001books list.

Fourth book finished for the #JoysofJune readathon! @Andrew65

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Booksbymybed
Cranford | Elizabeth Gaskell
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Pickpick

Loved it! And with this I finish my year having read 27 books, same as last year

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ChaoticMissAdventures
Cranford | Elizabeth Gaskell
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#bookspin #bookspinbingo

So tired I was thinking oh no I didn't pick the 2 for just bookspin... but that is @thearomaofbook job!

Rushing to finish my #doublespin for November, but ready to tackle a mix of classics and brand new titles for December.

Librariana Your list *sounds* and looks beautimous! 2y
ChaoticMissAdventures @Librariana aw thanks! December is my month for cutting down on the “I am so ashamed I have not read this book“ I have had all of the classics on here for YEARS. 2y
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saresmoore
Cranford | Elizabeth Gaskell
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Moray, I cannot thank you enough for this beautiful, unexpected gift! It brought joy to my heart and arrived just in time for my first #7days7covers post.

Thank you, friend. 💚💚💚

saresmoore #CoverCrush I tag you, @vivastory if you‘d like to play along! 4y
LeahBergen I‘ve been meaning to get to this one for sooooo long! 🙄 4y
saresmoore Well, @LeahBergen let me know when you pick it up and I‘ll tag along! 4y
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LeahBergen Yesss! 👍🏻 4y
wordslinger42 I love Elizabeth Gaskell! This has been on my list for a while now! 4y
Tamra So pretty! 4y
vivastory Beautiful edition! Thanks for the tag!! 4y
batsy Aaah 😍 Thank you for joining in! (and it's such a fun read, I think you and @LeahBergen will enjoy it) 4y
Branwen That is gorgeous! 😍 4y
BarbaraBB Gorgeous cover! Great read too 💕 4y
LeahBergen @batsy I‘m quite sure I will! 👏🏻 4y
Moray_Reads I'm so glad it arrived safely. It's one of my favourites, and that cover is just lovely 😍 4y
gradcat Haricots verts!! So pretty ♥️♥️ (edited) 4y
Liz_M yay! Anoher Coralie Bickford-Smith cover! 4y
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Smarkies
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1. Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
2. Michael Chabon
3. Crazy Ex Girlfriend
4. Char siu 😋
#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho 💖💖💖 5y
BookishMe Yummy food!! 5y
Smarkies @BookishMe good char siu is very hard for me to pass up. 😁 5y
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Sarah83
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And it happened again... I ordered a #folio and got this...

JoRead I have to ask, what's a folio? 5y
Sarah83 @JoRead Folio Society is a special English publisher. The editions are always very gorgeous. Look at the hashtag #folio . 5y
JoRead @Sarah83 interesting 5y
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rubyslippersreads 😠😠😠 5y
LeahBergen What??? That‘s crazy! 5y
Sarah83 @rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen and it happened again. So sad .. 5y
cobwebmoth Aw, that's disappointing. 5y
laurieluna Thats so annoying. 😵 5y
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vivastory
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Ladies & Gentlemen, I present to you Great Classics Series. The world champions of Ugly Covers.
#worsecover
#Litsyclassics #Maylovesclassics
@Sarah83 @Bambolina_81

merelybookish Wow! Are they intentionally bad? Cranford looks like it about an AI. And what's up with Turn of the Screw? 5y
Moray_Reads @merelybookish it's not even a screw! And I didn't know there were fighter jets in the Wizard of Oz! 5y
merelybookish @Moray_Reads Ha! They all look like a Star Wars rip-off! 5y
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rubyslippersreads @Moray_Reads The Wicked Witch wanted an upgrade from Flying Monkeys. 😂 5y
LazyLimaLife Where in the what? I‘m positively baffled by Frankenstein. Is he a knight climbing a snow covered mountain, or is that a dragon? 🐉 or is that a dinosaur?🦖 5y
LazyLimaLife The Turn of the Screw by Deez Nutz? 5y
vivastory @LazyLimaLife 😂😂😂 He's a knight kneeling in front of a snow covered mountain. Baffled is right! 5y
silentrequiem 😂😂😂 5y
Sarah83 Wow. Incredible worse. 😱 5y
vivastory @Sarah83 They're so bad, it's a little awe inspiring 5y
Sarah83 Indeed. But anyway which drug took the designer? 😉 5y
BarbaraBB Unbelievable 😂 5y
PickwickPlockPlock Wow, obviously a lot of thought went into making this covers.... not. 5y
rohit-sawant *blinks several times* 5y
readordierachel Wowwww. Wow. 5y
Kalalalatja But whyyyyyyyy???? 5y
LeahBergen 😂😂😂 5y
batsy The Turn of the Screw one... I'm dying 😂😂😂 5y
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ValerieAndBooks
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Mehso-so

Life in a sleepy village back in the 1850s. Dramas do occur here and there, and I see the literary merits of this novel (originally published in serial installments), but overall it felt just too quiet for me. Perhaps it was the timing of my read.
#1001Books

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ValerieAndBooks
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I‘ve been reading Cranford when I‘m on the treadmill -1 a good way to knock out a #1001Books ! It was a free download.

BarbaraBB And it‘s a nice book, isn‘t it? 5y
ValerieAndBooks @BarbaraBB it is so far! Kind of a quiet book, but works well for the treadmill! 5y
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bookish.mum
Cranford | Elizabeth Gaskell
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This is just a little #bookstack of some of the #unreadbooks on my shelves 🙈📚 Stolen has been on my tbr list for so many years now! The others are just some of the books I bought in 2016 that I still have yet to read 😣 I have been reading only unread books this year and I'm doing well with that so hopefully I can tick all of these off my tbr list finally 😄

ReadingOver50 I am trying to read only books I own too 5y
KatieanneF “You” was fantastic! And a very quick read! Enjoy!! 5y
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Ncostell
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Pickpick

This was an entertaining read on Serial Reader. Set in the 1800s in the English town of Cranford, I got a glimpse of the lives and social mores of the time. It was often humorous and I miss my daily visit with the ladies of Cranford now that I‘ve finished it.

quietjenn Now you can watch the series (unless you already have). I'm not sure how it compares to the book, but I'm fond of it. 5y
Reviewsbylola I really enjoyed this and have meant to read more from Gaskell. 5y
Chrissyreadit I love Serial Reader! They are on litsy too! 5y
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Ncostell @quietjenn I didn‘t know about the series, I‘ll have to check that out! 5y
Ncostell @Chrissyreadit Yes, I love Serial Reader too. It‘s always fun picking out a new one to read. 5y
Ncostell @Reviewsbylola This is the first of Gaskell that I‘ve read as well and I‘d like to read more of her works too. 5y
Ingerella There are several series done by the BBC based on her works. Wives and Daughters and North and South are both very good too. 5y
Ncostell @Ingerella Thanks for the heads up, I will have to check those out as well! 5y
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Lupa08
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Pickpick

A thoroughly entertaining novel relating the "adventures" of a small town full of independent matrons who go through the years striving to retain the "old genteel ways" of living even as the Industrial Revolution threatens at their doorstep and despite any pecuniary constraints. Gaskell shares an honest yet heartwarming portrayal of feminine friendship that enlists infallible assistance even in the face of irreparable tragedies.

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MKbookworm
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My latest #serialreader read, was thoroughly enjoyable. My first, but not last, work by Elizabeth Gaskell #readmoreclassics

JazzFeathers Gothic? 6y
Reviewsbylola Cranford is great. I need to read more Gaskell. 6y
MKbookworm @JazzFeathers Not at all. The lives of a group of women living in a small town as told by a friend who frequently visits. Written in the 1850s. It honestly feels almost like a series of vignettes. While some stories go through multiple chapaters, I think you could read certain sections separately or not in order and not be at all confused. I believe it was originally written serially. (edited) 6y
MKbookworm @Reviewsbylola you originally suggested it to me when I was looking for a new serial read last month. Thank you! 6y
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BarbaraBB
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Pickpick

A real feel-good book. The way the widows and spinsters of Cranford try to live up to their believes of what is good and bad and - especially - how one should behave, is very touching. Their struggle to justify their way of living and their acting differently in extraordinary situations, made me laugh and even almost cry. The dialogues are witty, the characters (they would drive me crazy in real life!) are very well worked out. #1001books

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merelybookish
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I read nine books this month. I liked most of them, but these three stand out. I'm still chucking a bit about the ladies of Cranford and their "elegant economy."
#bestofjune #junebookbugs @RealLifeReading

Moray_Reads Love Cranford and AMPS is so brilliant and shattering 6y
ReadingEnvy I thought about the Toews long after I finished it. 6y
Lindy ❤️👍❤️ 6y
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RealLifeReading Love Cranford! 6y
merelybookish @Moray_Reads @RealLifeReading I don't know why it took me this long to read Cranford but it was a delight! 6y
merelybookish @lindy @ReadingEnvy Such a powerful book! I really do think Toews has a unique voice that can charm and devastate. 6y
batsy Love Cranford and Perfume! Need to get to Miriam Toews. 6y
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Leftcoastzen
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#19thcenturynovels #classicsTBR I am reading Cranford currently.Picked Gaskell because it ties in nicely with other posts featuring Charlotte Bronte .Gaskell wrote a biography of Bronte !a landmark of women writing about women.A shout out to the reference book! I know we all love the interweb thingy ,🙃but a good reference book a joy to have in your library. #readingwomenmonth #junebookbugs

RealLifeReading I adore Gaskell's books! 6y
batsy I've read Cranford and really need to tackle the rest! 6y
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jenniferw88
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#19thcenturynovels #readingwomenmonth @thereadingwomen

In case any of you didn't know, George Eliot was a pen name for Mary Anne Evans.

Leniverse A lot of woman writers used male pen names back then, but are published under their own name today. Funny that she is still George Eliot. Then again, it is less obviously a fake name than, say, Acton, Ellis, and Currier Bell. 😄 6y
jenniferw88 @Leniverse I knew but it was surprising how many of the students in my Victorian Fiction module at university didn't! 6y
GabrielleDubois George Sand, in France, same century, same years, was also a woman writer, her real name was Aurore Dupin. 6y
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bookloo @Leniverse I actually loved the Brontë sisters' pen names. ☺️ 6y
Leniverse @bookloo They're great names! They just always struck me as really hard boiled Noir. 😄 6y
bookloo @Leniverse Haha! Very true. 😊 6y
Vansa Love Elizabeth Gaskell. I find it very surprising that she's not as well-known as , say George Eliot. Is the BBC adaptation of Cranford worth a watch ? 6y
jenniferw88 @Vansa yes, if only for Judi Dench's performance! 6y
Vansa @jenniferw88 I should watch that then ! 6y
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LauraNan
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Spending our Sunday morning with the ladies of Cranford!

Tanzy13 🐶 6y
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beaniebankbeth
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Thought I'd pair my @SerialReader issue of "Cranford" with a tall, refreshing glass of cool water in one of my favorite glasses when I noticed a crack in it. ?? This week is turning into a master class on why I can't have nice things.

DebinHawaii Why is it always the favorite things that break?! ☹️ 6y
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HotCocoaReads
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"Mrs Forrester ... sat in state, pretending not to know what cakes were sent up, though she knew, and we knew, and she knew that we knew, and we knew that she knew that we knew, she had been busy all the morning making tea-bread and sponge-cakes."

rubyslippersreads Lovely books and photo. ❤️📚 6y
Donna_sBookMinute This is a beautiful composition. And the book spines are oh so lovely. 6y
HotCocoaReads Thank you for your kind words @Donna_sBookMinute! I adore old books! 📚 6y
HotCocoaReads You're so sweet--thank you @rubyslippersreads! ☺️ 6y
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LibraryLydia
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Wonder Woman is from Cranford y'all.

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LibraryLydia
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My apologies to M. Saunders.

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Lakesidemusing
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Pickpick

Gentle, genteel, and oh so charming! I enjoyed my time in this small English village. Reading Mrs. Gaskell is always a pleasure.

Jess_Read_This I loved the book and the PBS series! 7y
Lakesidemusing @Jess_Read_This Must watch the PBS series now! 7y
Jess_Read_This @Lakesidemusing There were two seasons I think from 2007-2009? Dame Judi Dench was amazing (as usual) in it! 7y
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BkClubCare I made my chick-lit-livin' book club read this and no one appreciated like I did. But that's OK. I got 'em to read it. I made them read lots of odd stuff (for them) and I'm proud of it. 7y
Lakesidemusing @Jess_Read_This ooh, even better! Hope my library has the DVD. 7y
Lakesidemusing @BkClubCare Have I told you lately how amazing you are?😀 7y
BkClubCare Oh! @Lakesidemusing - what a nice thing to say. ❤️ 7y
SusanInTiburon Yes, ALWAYS a pleasure! 7y
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Lakesidemusing
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Spending time in Cranford on this stormy Saturday morning.

NatalieR It still looks beautiful there, even in the rain. ⛈ 7y
Sue Elizabeth Gaskell 💕💕💕 7y
BethFishReads I really liked this. Hope you do too 7y
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Lakesidemusing @NatalieR Thanks, we love it here 😊 7y
Lakesidemusing @Sue I agree!!! Loved North and South, will read Wives and Daughters next. 7y
Lakesidemusing @BethFishReads it's charming! 7y
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