Reading progress update: I've read 185 out of 452 pages.

North and South - Angus Easson, Elizabeth Gaskell, Sally Shuttleworth

Right.

There is only so much I can read of this on one day without causing myself an injury from all the eye-rolling at the characters. 

 

I'm not a fan.

 

But I will probably finish the book ... unless I decide to just switch to the tv adaptation because reading this overdramatised twaddle just makes me picture the characters as really, really bad amateur actors...which is a shame because Gaskell obviously tried to make a few valid points with respect to the social issues of her time. Sadly, they are lost on me because the packaging these issues come in makes me cringe rather than contemplate.