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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Tales from a Second hand Book Sale

It's 'possibly the best second hand book sale in Manchester' according to one of our regular visitors, and we certainly agree! We have a full book sale once a month here at Elizabeth Gaskell's House but there are always plenty of books...

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House Restoration Season

Spring into action in 2022 with a new season of events exploring the restoration of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House. We take a look behind the scenes at the specialist skills, knowledge and design work used to bring the house back to life. Look...

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North and South

North and South Season

“He shook hands with Margaret. He knew it was the first time their hands had met, though she was perfectly unconscious of the fact.” North and South, 1855 Celebrate the classic North and South with a series of events in 2022 exploring...

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1810 is Elizabeth’s birth year – but what else is happening?

In our time line series, we've been concentrating on exploring key years in the 1840s and1850s when Elizabeth Gaskell was publishing her wonderful novels. In this week of her birth, it seems a good idea to focus on 1810, the year she...

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