For Mother's day my parents gave me the BBC production of Charles Dickens' Little Dorrit. Oh yum, yum, YUM!!! It is, of course, a wonderful experience! There is the love story, but SO much more! A terrifying, murderous villain who stands too close and brings the perfect 'dun, dun, DUUUUN' music, a compelling view inside a debtor's prison, and a crazy family mystery consisting of secrets and letters in a hidden panel in a wooden box!!
Here is more info on the book:
wikipedia - did you know his books were originally released in installments?
and the movie:
PBS - great behind the scenes info here!
I can't wait to read the book now!