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Discussion – Elizabeth Gaskell’s Short Fiction: ‘A Dark Night’s Work’

‘One little hour ago I was innocent of this man’s blood!’

Passion! Death! A buried body! And a dispute over the text with Charles Dickens!

Join Dr Diane Duffy for a lively discussion about one of Elizabeth Gaskell’s shorter works of fiction, A Dark Night’s Work.

Is this story, published by Dickens in 1863, a love story or crime fiction? Come along and give your opinion, or find out more about this tale of finely-observed psychological drama and the choices we make that can haunt us and those that we love.

Don’t forget to stay for a browse through our huge selection of books while you’re here it’s our legendary second-hand book sale day too!


Included in House entry (£5 / £4)

Sun 12th May 1pm - 1.45pm

Readings/Lectures, Talk

Plans are like a card-house-if one gives way, all the others come rattling about your head

Elizabeth Gaskell, 1864