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Online Event: A Tale of Two Houses – Lizzy Bennet and Margaret Hale

In this lively online event we take a closer look at two of literature’s best loved heroines – Lizzy Bennet from ‘Pride & Prejudice’ and Margaret Hale from ‘North and South’. Presented in partnership with Jane Austen’s House.

In 2022 we are launching an exciting new partnership with Jane Austen’s House, exploring the work, life and times of two giants of 19th century literature, Jane Austen and Elizabeth Gaskell.

We kick off the series by taking a closer look at two of literature’s best loved heroines – Lizzy Bennet from Pride & Prejudice and Margaret Hale from North and South.

Discover how our heroines each appear to defy convention in these classic novels by Jane Austen and Elizabeth Gaskell. Join Libby Tempest, Chair of the Gaskell Society, and Ellora Sutton, Creative Engagement Officer at Jane Austen’s House, to take a closer look at the comparisons between Lizzy and Margaret as they speak their minds to shape the world around them, and enjoy readings from two blockbuster novels of the nineteenth century.

Loved it. Engaging 100% of the time. Well presented. Confident, engaging and knowledgeable speaker.” Visitor to online event

The talks will be approx 45 mins long, with time for a short question session afterwards.

£5 per person

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You can also support the house by buying a copy of North and South from our online shop via this link.

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House is run by Manchester Historic Buildings Trust (charity no. 1080606) and all money gained through private tours, talks, room hire and ticket sales goes towards the ongoing maintenance and running costs of the house. If you would like to support the house with an additional donation you can do so via this link.

16th Feb 2022

7pm - 8pm

And we've got a house. Yes! we really have

Elizabeth Gaskell, 1850