Sylvia's Lovers By Elizabeth Gaskell

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Sylvia Dobson's cousin, Philip, lives for her, he loves her totally but Sylvia is in love with seafaring whaler, Charlie Kinraid. Gaskell's last (completed) novel is set in Yorkshire. Set in the 1790's - the time of the Napoleonic wars. It takes place in Monkshaven (ie.Whitby). The Press Gangs were always lurking when the whale boats were returning from Greenland with their cargo. They intercepted the boats, seized the men and pressed them into service with the Royal Navy to fight the French.

Elizabeth Gaskell....Barbara Flynn

Sylvia....Jodie Comer

Philip....Graeme Hawley

Charlie Kinraid....Chris Connel

Bell....Siobhan Finneran

Daniel - Paul CopleySylvia's Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell

Dramatised by Ellen Dryden

Kester/Donkin....Jonathan Keeble

Molly....Nichola Burley

Mrs. Corney....Olwen May

Produced/directed by Pauline Harris.

Sylvia's cousin Philip loves her totally, but she is in love with whaler Charlie Kinraid.

02Drama20160313

Sylvia's Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell

Dramatised by Ellen Dryden

Sylvia marries Philip, believing Charlie to be dead. But chaos descends when Charlie returns, and Sylvia discovers Philip has lied to her. Set in Yorkshire in the 1790's - the time of the Napoleonic wars, in Monkshaven (ie.Whitby), during the time of the Press Gangs, who intercepted the fishing boats, seized the men and pressed them into service with the Royal Navy to fight the French.

Produced/Directed by Pauline Harris

Further info: This was Gaskell's last (completed) and only historical novel, set in 1790's Whitby.