After rewatching North and South I was reminded of one of my most favorite characters- Fanny Thronton (played by Jo Joyner).
John Thornton’s sister provides some comic relief and tests the patience of her mother and brother. By the way, I love the way John Thornton pronounces the name- Fanny- when he gets annoyed with her, after she accused him of constantly talking about Margaret Hale.
If you remember, there were a few things Fanny loved.
She longed to see London and the Alhambra, couldn’t imagine living without music and sent for all the novelties, which mother did not approve of.
She mentions to Margaret the water mattress she purchased because she’s so delicate.
Images: Sight to Behold
She is who I thought of when I came upon the ads below. It made me wonder which of these would Fanny send for?
Here’s another dose on unappropriate, funny or plain weird ads from days gone by.