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Elizabeth Gaskell’s House Book Group

The Book Group at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House (now in our 5th year!) focuses on reading (and re-reading) classic works of fiction. We cover “the long Nineteenth Century”, often looking at how British novels developed in conversation with other national literary traditions. We are especially interested in women writers who carry on the spirit of Elizabeth Gaskell’s work.

In 2020, we plan to explore early 20th Century literature, with a special centenary focus on the 1920s.

New members are warmly welcomed to attend our meetings. These are led by Karen Laird at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 1:00 – 2:15 pm.

£2 plus usual admission to the House.

2020 Reading List

16 January : Ford Madox Ford, The Good Soldier (1915)
20 February : Marcel Pagnol, My Father’s Glory and My Mother’s Castle (1957)
19 March: Willa Cather, My Antonia (1918) – CANCELLED (Join us for an online discussion)  – email  enquiries@elizabethgaskellhouse.co.uk for details
16 April: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (1925) – CANCELLED
21 May: Elizabeth Bowen, The Last September (1929) – CANCELLED
18 June: Joseph Roth, The Radetzky March (1932)
16 July : Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse (1927)
August, No Meeting
17 September: Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth (1905)
15 October: Alberto Moravia, The Time of Indifference (1929)
19 November: E.M. Forster, A Passage to India (1924)
17 December: Katherine Mansfield, The Garden Party and Other Stories (1922)


No booking required – just turn up.

16th July
17th September
15th October
19th November
17th December

1pm - 2.15pm


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Elizabeth Gaskell 1863