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CraftLit - Serialized Classic Literature for Busy Book Lovers

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Aug 22, 2014



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Chapter 39 (Vol 2, ch 14) of North and South, by Elizabeth Gaskell, with many thanks to our reader, Barbara Edleman. Book talk begins at 23:18.
The first N&S episode is 331.

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Late Arrival: blog post on depression from a listener (especially helpful if you have a friend who wrestles with this issue).

Midnight is a Place

Bleak House ending next week.
Bundles 1–4 will soon be a complete book of five bundles!

Sense & Sensibility: A BabyLit Opposites Primer: Children's Book, Bedtime Stories, Picture Book

Phineas and Ferb

Manchester Mills—courtesy of Phyllis
Gaskell House Tour

Tricoteuses-courtesy of Kathleen, found in "The First World War and Knitting" by K.L. Bevan in the 8/2014 Rowan digital magazine.
Tale of Two Cities audiobook-with-benefits

Perception of Language — Rhythmic Essay -courtesy of JannaLee

You Wouldn't Want to Be a Victorian Mill Worker!: A Grueling Job You'd Rather Not Have

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Crochet for Baby All Year: Easy-to-Make Outfits for Every Month
MamaO Review, too!

August Raffle

New raffle for our August Giveaway. Visit our giveaway page to enter.

What I'd always suspected: We're HOT!

| BOOK TALK | 23:18 |

The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester has a Manchester Mills demonstration. Twice daily a tour guide fires up the machines and explains how they work.
Also, Elizabeth Gaskell's house in Manchester is being renovated and will open in October 2014 for tours. — courtesy of Phyllis

Armley Mills link—It was, at one point, the largest woolen mill in the world and they still have working spinning machinery which they run from time to time — courtesy of Maia

Sarah sent in the Jane Eyre texting hilarity.

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