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DisCOVERies in Bookbinding

Last Monday, 17th Feb, a few volunteers who have been involved in restoring and repairing the house’s books, met to decide which tasks we should tackle next. During the morning we found a number of books where the spine was damaged so...

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Mr Lear and Mrs Gaskell

I've recently read a biography of Edward Lear who we now mostly remember for his nonsense verse and limericks - The Owl and The Pussycat anyone? One of my reasons for reading 'Mr Lear. A Life of Art and Nonsense' is that...

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The Tourist Podcast comes to visit

We were thrilled to welcome Vic Elizabeth Turnbull, and the award-winning writer and stand-up comedian Katie Mulgrew, to Elizabeth Gaskell's House a few months back and the result is the very first episode of the The Tourist Podcast. To quote Vic "Each episode, ...

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Sunshine in the garden

The roses on the pergola are about to flower but a lot of time was needed this week to tie them into the wires. The lawn has responded to the nurturing it has received and is a very healthy green and now...

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