Shadow in the North

Shadow in the North

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Emma By EmMarlow Completed

What if a work of fiction wasn't fiction at all? What if we only thought it was fiction because it was written down, and we were separated from it by the page? Isabel Darrow, troubled by her past and feeling disconnected from the world, likes her doctor's suggestion that the world of fiction might become reality. She likes the idea of waking up in the middle of her favourite book with the handsome, brooding Mr Thornton glaring at people in his mill yard, but she doesn't worry about the foul air of dirty, smoky Milton, because it's not real, and it was written over 160 years ago.

But then she takes a trip to Oxford, and gets waylaid along the way, finding herself greeted at a smoky train station, by a man called Mr Hale, who claims to be her godfather. When Isabel meets Margaret and first sees Mr Thornton, she's determined to help the course of love run a little more smoothly for the two stubborn lovers. But Gaskell hadn't accounted for a second young lady in the Crampton house, and whilst Isabel tries to adapt to a life where women have no independence or equality, Milton must adapt to her. The question is, will Mr Thornton adapt to her, or Margaret, first?

  • armitage
  • classics
  • drama
  • elizabeth
  • fanfiction
  • gaskell
  • hale
  • john
  • margaret
  • milton
  • north
  • period
  • richard
  • romance
  • south
  • thornton
  • time
  • travel
  • victorian
Wendyannelucy Wendyannelucy Sep 14, 2016
Thank heavens the story will have a conclusion and not just stop. Frustrating to read a good Fanfic and it just comes to an abrupt end,Thank you
RebeccaGivens0 RebeccaGivens0 Nov 04, 2016
I think this is supposed to be foggy. 
                              Your use of language is beautiful- it really keeps with Elizabeth Gaskell's story. I love that you are using the book for your base (not that I don't like the BBC series), it has so much more to it. I'm excited to read your story!
lynnx6045 lynnx6045 Jun 24, 2015
interesting start to this book. this is my first time as a Wattpad reader  I shall read on . as I now want to know  What happens next.
- - Jun 10, 2015
I like how you alluded to this as it is one of the most insightful allegories for today's society.
- - Jun 10, 2015
Hello :) I just started reading your book today and am already loving it. Your style of writing is just brilliant, and it's very different to anything else I've read on wattpad. [: