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In Memory of Julia Gaskell-Some Questions Answered

After her sister’s sudden death in October 1908, only eight days after sending her love and sympathy to Charles Eliot Norton in Massachusetts, Meta writes: She was a ‘creature of delight’, so beautiful and sweet and outwardly,  and within extraorinarily good and...

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Frances Hodgson Burnett – back in Manchester!

We have been incredibly lucky at the House that Ann Thwaite, the biographer of Frances Hodgson Burnett, has donated her collection of FHB books to us. Do watch this space and follow our plans for celebrating such an amazing donation! I wrote...

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Volunteer stories – how I came to know Mrs Gaskell

About six years ago, during a purposeless and ill-informed visit to Mrs Gaskell's House, I was spotted by an astute manager and asked to become a volunteer. Since she treated me to tea - with a china cup and my own milk...

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Forgotten Novels – The Hidden Stories of the 19th and early 20th Century

Fancy rediscovering some of the forgotten women novelists of the Victorian and Edwardian era? This new online course with Sherry Ashworth starting in September may be for you! Women’s writing was often dismissed as romantic, sensationalist and lesser than men’s writing. So...

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School Visit to Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

Stepping into the world of Elizabeth Gaskell In November 2021, Elizabeth Gaskell's House warmly opened their doors to pupils from St Thomas More School who had been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to step into the world of Elizabeth Gaskell. The purpose behind...

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