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Margaret Ruskin


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Elizabeth Gaskell : Cranford

'about "Cranford" I am so much pleased you like it. It is the only one of my own books that I can read again; - but when I am ailing or ill, I take "Cranford" and - I was going to say, [italics] enjoy [end italics] it! (but that would not be pretty!) laugh over it afresh! [...] I am so glad your mother likes it too! [Gaskell then relates an anecdote that she 'dared not' put in the book]'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Margaret Ruskin      Print: Book


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