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Lunch-time Talk: International Women’s Day

Celebrate International Women’s Day with Dr Diane Duffy, as she explores the writing of Elizabeth Gaskell’s fellow female authors.

Were Elizabeth Gaskell’s women writer friends female scribblers or literary lions? Find out in this talk on Victorian women writers.

And it’s our famous second-hand book sale today too! Enjoy a leisurely browse of our huge selection of books, and treat yourself to delicious tea and cake in our tea room!

Lunch-time talks and readings are included in usual House entry

No booking required, but please make sure you arrive in good time to get a seat.


For more talks, see our full programme

8th Mar 2020

1pm - 1.45pm


The interruptions of home life are never ending

Elizabeth Gaskell 1863