Oooh, I just finished watching North and South, based on Elizabeth Gaskell's novel, and it was SOOOOOO good! I haven't read the book, so I don't know how true it stayed, but this was a wonderful movie. The actors who portrayed the the leads, Margaret and Thornton were amazing together. It was romantic without much romance shown. If you like period movies and love to get lost in a story you might want to try this one. I recommend it highly!