It’s November 1859 – and Elizabeth Gaskell is in Whitby
It's Sunday October 30th 1859 and Elizabeth Gaskell is finishing a long letter to her friend, Charles Eliot Norton which she'd started five days before. She writes: I have missed the Saturday mail, - & Meta, Julia & I are going for...Read more »
Elizabeth Gaskell’s lady’s maid – a dramatic imagining
The background: earlier this year, the House was successful in securing funding from the Arts Council for a collaborative programme of arts activities which included a series of creative writing workshops. These used the current House exhibition, Household Commotion - Elizabeth Gaskell and the 'awful...Read more »
Reader, I started writing Jane Eyre in Manchester!
Yes indeed, Charlotte Bronte really did begin to write Jane Eyre in Manchester! And Elizabeth Gaskell gives us much of the story in her biography of Charlotte Bronte. So, what then is the story? By 1846, Charlotte's father's sight was worsening due...Read more »