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What’s your Story? Calling young writers 7-16 year olds

The Portico Sadie Massey Awards are accepting entries for this year's Reading and Writing Competitions, open to ages seven to sixteen. The writing competition asks What's Your Story? In keeping with this theme, the website highlights four people who lived in the North, achieved great things...

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Digitised Elizabeth Gaskell and Charles Dickens letters now available to read online

Thanks to popular demand, and time afforded to staff during lockdown, the John Rylands Library (owned and operated by the University of Manchester) has just announced that they have created a new image viewer that makes their Elizabeth Gaskell collection of letters...

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Explore the world of Victorian author Elizabeth Gaskell

Launch of online tours of Elizabeth Gaskell's House  Elizabeth Gaskell’s House is giving visitors the keys to the door, as it shares an invitation to a series of special online tours taking place in February and March.  From wherever you are you...

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It’s Back! Join Our Reading Course Online

If your New Year's Resolution is to make a start on all those classic novels, then we have news for you! Our sell-out reading course on nineteenth-century fiction is now going online! Join tutor Sherry Ashworth in our perennially popular reading course,...

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An Exciting Online Adventure

If like Elizabeth herself you 'must do some shopping' then we invite you take a look at our new online shop which opens this week on the museumshop website. Those who have had the opportunity to visit the House in person will...

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