Cranford is principally concerned with the lives of a group of single and widowed middle class women, who place great store on propriety, and on maintaining an appearance of gentility, even those whose means are barely adequate for the task
SPOILER! REVEALS END. Though Peter is still in Cranford Matty now lives alone. Following his wife and baby's death in childbirth Jem goes to Manchester for better work prospects and Mary moves to London to pursue her writing career. Following Lady Ludlow'
It's August 1844 and Miss Matty knows only too well that faces will always come and go in Cranford, but for now she is happy that her dear brother, Peter is home from India and that Martha, Jem and baby Tilly make for a lively household. Lady Ludlow is aw
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