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Books in Translation

The United Kingdom is an insular country.  Which is a truism, I know, but I am not just thinking about its geography. Compared to other European countries we read far fewer books written originally in other languages. That is not only something...

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Quiz – How Well Do You Know Elizabeth Gaskell’s House? Part 6

This six-part quiz will test your knowledge of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House. We have five questions this week, as this is our final quiz. We hope you have enjoyed the quiz. The answers can all be found within our blogs and social media...

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Quiz – How Well Do You Know Elizabeth Gaskell’s House? Part 5

This six-part quiz will test your knowledge of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House. We will be posting four questions a week for six weeks, each week based on a different room or area of the House. The answers can all be found within our...

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Quiz – How Well Do You Know Elizabeth Gaskell’s House? Part 4

This six-part quiz will test your knowledge of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House. We will be posting four questions a week for six weeks, each week based on a different room or area of the House. The answers can all be found within our...

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Six Famous Visitors to 84 Plymouth Grove

The Gaskells were acquainted with numerous well-known people of the nineteenth century including writers, artists, musicians and many influential figures. We know they met many of these people both at home and abroad and we know that some of them visited the...

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