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...Read more »
It’s 1853 in our time line series!
It's a hugely busy year for Elizabeth Gaskell! On January 10, Ruth - perhaps Gaskell's most controversial novel - is published. Frankly confronting Victorian attitudes to seduction and illegitimacy, it was never going to have an easy reception - it was a...Read more »
Charlotte Brontë and Elizabeth Gaskell
New partnership events We’re delighted to announce a series of online events exploring Elizabeth Gaskell’s ground-breaking and controversial biography of her friend and fellow novelist, The Life of Charlotte Brontë. The first event will be an author talk with Finola Austin about...Read more »
Our Daily Bread: tea – time at Cranford part 2
Following on from my last blog ‘Tea at Cranford’, I will now consider the dangers which may have been lurking in those dainty sandwiches, ‘cut to the imaginary pattern of excellence that existed in Miss Matty’s mind, as being the way which...Read more »
Listen to The Old Nurse’s Story
Listen to a dramatized reading recorded live from the Drawing Room at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House on Sunday 2 February 2020. https://elizabethgaskellhouse.co.uk/the-old-nurses-story-dramatized-reading/ Organised, read and performed by Elizabeth Gaskell’s House volunteers: Scripted and directed by Diane DuffyDiana Ashcroft – Miss Grace FurnivalChris Bamber...Read more »