Author: Elizabeth Gaskell
Genre: Life, family (well, not really family, but the small town is LIKE a family!), classic
My rating on a 1-10 scale: 8.5 (a high 8.5…it was good!)
Number of pages: I read it on a Kindle, but the Dover paperback has 144
Time period: 1800’s
My overall opinion: Very good, a delightful read! I admit to being surprised at how much I enjoyed it…cause I really did! It was funny and sweet. I later discovered that the TV series (which I’m currently watching and totally loving) is based on three books, not just this one. They are My Lady Ludlow and Mr Harrison’s Confessions by the same author. I was surprised to find no mention of any Dr. Harrison in Cranford since you also hear about him associated with the TV series! But the three books explain it. Great read, fairly short, and highly entertaining!