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 »
Visiting the Manchester Jewish Museum
Like Elizabeth Gaskell's House, the Manchester Jewish Museum is one of Manchester's smaller, and perhaps less well known, heritage gems which work collaboratively as the Hidden 8 - though with the recent addition of Manchester Histories, the 8 has become 9! I'm...Read more »
My life with Lily – Mrs Gaskell, Cheshire, Manchester and me
I was born in Sale, which was then in Cheshire and is now in Greater Manchester. My socially aspirant family would get annoyed with me when, for convenience's sake, I would introduce myself to strangers as being from Manchester: ' no dear,...Read more »