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Quiz – How Well Do You Know Elizabeth Gaskell’s House? Part 2

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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The Old Nurse’s Story- Superstition and Story

Superstition The Old Nurse’s Story can be found in collections of Gothic stories, ghost stories and tales of the macabre, and is one of only two of Elizabeth Gaskell’s stories to include an actual ghost. It might seem odd that Elizabeth Gaskell,...

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The Grey Woman

The Grey Woman is a short story by Elizabeth Gaskell in the Tales of Mystery and the Macabre collection. It was first published in January 1861 in volume IV of Charles Dickens’ All the Year Round. This is an edited version of...

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Elizabeth Gaskell’s Home in Hampshire, Part 3 – Holybourne, The Last Chapter

She is laid in Knutsford Chapel yard, by the aunt who was a mother to her The last chapter of the Lawn’s historic connections with Elizabeth Gaskell is shrouded in mystery as the property was not registered with the Land Registry until...

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Elizabeth Gaskell’s Home in Hampshire, Part 2 – The Lawn, Holybourne

…in a very pretty garden Historic England describes The Lawn as an early nineteenth-century, two storey building. In 1829 it was occupied by William Barlow who owned several properties in Holybourne. Ten years later, William Barlow was dead, and in 1852 The...

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