As I am sure you’re aware by now, I love all things literature. In both my personal and professional lives, reading and discussing books plays a pretty big part. Of all the eras and genres out there, I have a special love for the literature of the nineteenth century. In fact, I am unashamedly and unapologetically passionate about it. Give me a novel from that era, and there’s a good chance I’ll be on my soap-box for some time – just ask my long-suffering family.
With this in mind then, I have decided to begin the ‘Nineteenth-Century Book Club’. Each week, I’ll discuss (and recommend) a different piece of literature from the era, starting with one of my favourite authors and novels, Elizabeth Gaskell’s Mary Barton. So, if you like the sound of spending some time with me in the nineteenth century, I’ll see you next week for the first instalment!