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on 7 September 2011
This was an enjoyable read, written by Elizabeth Cleghorn- Gaskell. It is in a different style to her usual more observitory books such as Cranford, or My Lady Ludlow. It is a cross between a thriller and romantic tale, about a Lawyer and his daughter and how their lifes fall apart after one aweful night, hence the title. It is intresting how the book sets up their lives before the Night, folling the pervious generations setting up the families business, and how it all fall aparts.
The wide range of characters are all strong well built up, believable characters. Throughout the story you fall in love with them, especially Ellinor and Dixon, which makes the tense ending even more riviting,

Definately a great book, well worth reading.
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I was hoping this might prove to be a collection of Mrs Gaskell's occasional supernatural stories, but I'm afraid I was disappointed: it is a full-length novel, and of a much more prosaic type. The story concerns a rural lawyer, his daughter, and the impact on their lives of an unfortunate incident. It's very well written, quite readable, and has the expected reasonably happy ending, but is a little too sentimental and melodramatic for my tastes. Other readers might well enjoy it more, especially if they enjoy romantic tales. The Kindle edition is pretty good, few typos.
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on 3 September 2014
This was an excellent read. Considering the pastoral pace of Cranford, by the same author, which I also loved but for different reasons.
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on 2 February 2015
A good book a little old fashioned at times
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on 14 July 2015
Always an enjoyable read.
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on 18 June 2015
poor
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