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Discussion: Elizabeth Gaskell’s Short Fiction – The Old Nurse’s Story

 I had seen a look of ghastly terror on Dorothy’s face, which made my very blood run cold…

The Old Nurse’s Story

Windswept fells! Ghostly organ music! Family secrets!

Elizabeth Gaskell’s eerie short story, first published in 1852, has all the ingredients of the perfect gothic tale: an old manor, dark secrets, brooding weather and ghostly goings-on.

Want to find out more?

Join Dr Diane Duffy for a lively discussion about The Old Nurse’s Story – if you dare!


Included with House ticket.


There are questions, thinking points and extracts from the story, for those coming along to the discussion, here:

Old Nurse questions and extracts



22nd Sep 2019

1pm - 1.45pm

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