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Online Talk: North and South- An Introduction

Part of North and South Season

Our new season of North and South events begins with Elizabeth William’s introduction to one of Elizabeth Gaskell’s best known and most loved novels. One of the first industrial novels to describe class strife, it follows heroine Margaret Hale as she moves from the rural south to the manufacturing north and her conflicted relationship with mill owner John Thornton. Find out more about the context in which the book was written, including industrial Manchester and Elizabeth’s personal life, and arguments with her editor, Charles Dickens.

Tickets £4

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

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26th Jan 2022

7pm - 8pm

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