Literature

More stories from a secondhand book sale

The selection of secondhand books we have at Elizabeth Gaskell's House regularly turns up treasures - not news to those of you who are regular visitors to our monthly secondhand book sales, or who browse when you are visiting. Idly moving along...

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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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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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Book Labelling

As part of Elizabeth Gaskell's House’s work towards Museum Accreditation, a team of volunteers got together one Monday to allocate unique identifying numbers to the books in William Gaskell's study, with the aim of doing the whole collection eventually. Supervised by Jane,...

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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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