Posted by: Shirley | August 15, 2011

North & South picnic at Larz Anderson park

WHEN: Noon on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011
WHERE: Larz Anderson park in Brookline
Meet at the Larz Anderson auto museum
RSVP:  Leave a comment here or on Facebook if you’re coming!
Tell us what you’re bringing to the picnic.  Volunteer for plates, utensils, or beverages if you’re not culinarily inclined.
RAINY DAY PLAN B: Panera in Quincy.

North and South is a novel by Elizabeth Gaskell that appeared as a 22-part weekly serial from September 1854 through January 1855 in the magazine Household Words, edited by Charles Dickens. Gaskell had originally titled the novel Margaret Hale, but agreed to the publisher’s suggestion of the more topically suggestive North and South, alluding to the contrast between the way of life in the industrial north of England and agricultural south.
Besides including scenes of industrial strife, North and South is a courtship-and-marriage story with richly complex elements including class conflict, religious doubts, maternal struggles, and naval mutiny. Gaskell’s heroine, Margaret Hale, grows up in a country parish town in the south, but when her father renounces the Church, he uproots his family, and Margaret finds herself facing a new life in the fictional industrial town of Milton.


  1. Veggies and plates!

  2. Happy Bday Richard Armitage!! Truly perfect as John Thornton in North and South.

  3. I have to say… Richard Armitage looks delicious in that photo! ;o)


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