Elizabeth Gaskell’s Continental Travels, Part 3 Italy

Romantic Rome, 1857 'I am passing a very delightful morning with you in Rome' In Part 1 of Elizabeth Gaskell's Continental Travels we visited Heidelberg, Brussels and Switzerland and in Part 2 we explored France. Elizabeth’s letters between December 1856 and January

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Elizabeth Gaskell’s Continental Travels, Part 2 France

Paris 1853 After Elizabeth’s first Continental trip to Heidelberg in 1841, she didn’t travel abroad again until 1853, when she visited Paris with William and their eldest daughter, Marianne. They stayed with their Manchester friends the Schwabes, who had a house in

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Jane Eyre adaptation

Reading Childhood – New online course for 2024

'I will never come to visit you when I am grown up; and if any one asks me how I liked you, and how you treated me, I will say the very thought of you makes me sick'. Jane Eyre by Charlotte

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Actresses in the tv adaptation in 1830s dress

Wives and Daughters: An exciting events programme for you in 2024

'Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.' Wives and Daughters was Elizabeth Gaskell's last, and unfinished, novel. It has been called ‘the most underrated novel in English’. The story centers on young Molly’s response

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Girls playing croquet

Summer at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

Rain or shine, indoor or outdoor, we have a summer of trails and games for all the family when you visit Elizabeth Gaskell’s House. The perfect day out for all ages. Enjoy some family time to relax and unwind Take some time

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