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The Journey Home

The Journey Home

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SuzieB By SuziebBoston Updated May 13, 2016

This is a continuation of the story of North and South, many years after the last meeting between Margaret and John.  In 1854, Margaret was living with her aunt and cousin in London after the death of her father earlier in the year.  John Thornton comes to dinner at Harley Street as a guest of  Henry Lennox, and Margaret hears of his failed business.   With Henry's assistance, Margaret comes up with a scheme  to loan Thornton the money to restart his mill.  In this story, Margaret does not keep the appointment with Thornton,  flees to Spain, and leaves it to Henry to tell Thornton about the loan.  It is now 1862 and Margaret must return to England, to start over again once more.    Although the BBC adaptation of North and South  is a favorite, this story is based on Mrs. Gaskell's novel, which did not end at a train station, it ended in a London parlor, much the same way the book began.   Apologies for not having a train scene; however,  inferences to actor Richard Armitage as John Thornton are simply unavoidable.

lubelula10 lubelula10 Aug 19, 2016
She makes me think of Thornton's sister is she were a widow.
aishalam aishalam Mar 11, 2016
Wait are you referring to Prince Albert? The only reference I have of him is from the movie the young Victoria! *-*
aishalam aishalam Mar 10, 2016
Yay!! i was right! *claps* and btw I absolutely love it so far!
SuziebBoston SuziebBoston Mar 11, 2016
That's correct - Prince Albert was called the Prince Consort.  His wife never crowned  him King.
star_enthusiast star_enthusiast Oct 03, 2015
I feel like this is somewhat close to a pride and prejudice reference and I love it
SuziebBoston SuziebBoston Oct 26, 2014
Eknight07 - possibly, but may I ask that you go back to the last chapter of Mrs Gaskell's novel and read the last few paragraphs? Knowing what you do from the film, consider how romantic Mr Thornton could be, simply saying her name "Margaret"