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Talk: Cranford For Beginners

Out of the way! We are in the throes of an exceptional emergency!…This is no occasion for sport – there is lace at stake!

Elizabeth Gaskell, Cranford

Have you ever wanted to read Cranford or wondered why it’s one of Elizabeth Gaskell’s most popular novels? Join Anthony Burton for an introduction to this well-loved classic of Victorian literature. And, of course, stay to explore our new Cranford exhibition here at the House, and discover more about the book, its inspiration and its legacy.

Lunch-time talks and readings are included in usual House entry

No booking required, but please make sure you arrive in good time to get a seat.

For more talks, see our full programme

23rd Aug 2020

1pm - 1.45pm


We've got a house...it certainly is a beauty...I must try and make the house give as much pleasure to others as I can.’

Elizabeth Gaskell, in a letter to her friend Eliza Fox in 1850.