Cranford, Cranberries, and Literary Canons (recipe inside)

“Mrs Forrester ... sat in state, pretending not to know what cakes were sent up, though she knew, and we knew, and she knew that we knew, and we knew that she knew that we knew, she had been busy all the morning making tea-bread and sponge-cakes.” -Elizabeth Gaskell, Cranford Elizabeth Gaskell is a Victorian … Continue reading Cranford, Cranberries, and Literary Canons (recipe inside)

Henry James & The Portrait of a Great Trifle

In many cases, the characters in the books that I read, in certain circumstances and in-between great dialogue, resonate among all things with me. Take Isabel Archer as a great example: a young lady who found herself intertwined in high society through a family member whom  offered her a chance of great reference for travel and riveting characters … Continue reading Henry James & The Portrait of a Great Trifle