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Nell Stevens: Mrs Gaskell & Me

In Mrs Gaskell & Me, author and scholar Nell Stevens (Bleaker House) blends memoir and fiction to explore her life alongside that of Manchester’s own Elizabeth Gaskell. In 1857, following the controversial publication of The Life of Charlotte Brontë, Gaskell flees to Rome, where she meets Charles Norton, a lifelong friend and the love of her life. In 2013, Nell falls in love with Max, a man who lives in Paris and then Boston. As they attempt to make their long-distance love work, Nell embarks on a PhD, and the parallels between her circumstances and Gaskell’s begin to reveal themselves. Nell will be in conversation with Libby Tempest at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House.

Doors open at 6pm and the event starts at 7pm prompt.

Tickets £6/£8 purchased via the link or telephone number below.

MLF Membership including advance booking for events starts at £20 a year. For more info, please visit our Membership page or call Quaytickets on 0843 208 0500. General booking will open on Wednesday 15 August.

Please note that tickets cannot be purchased via Elizabeth Gaskell’s House for this event.

17th Oct 2018

7pm - 9pm


The guides brought the home alive. It was inspiring to hear about this woman and extraordinary family

Visitor to the House in 2021