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Talk: Cranford For Beginners

In the first place, Cranford is in possession of the Amazons; all the holders of houses, above a certain rent, are women.

Elizabeth Gaskell, Cranford

Have you ever wanted to read Cranford or wondered why it’s one of Elizabeth Gaskell’s most popular novels? Join Libby Tempest for an introduction to this well-loved classic of Victorian literature. And, of course, stay to explore our new Cranford exhibition here at the House, and discover more about the book, its inspiration and its legacy.

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

20th Aug 2020

1pm - 1.45pm


a whispering of leaves and perfume of flowers always pervaded the rooms

Charlotte Brontë, on visiting 84 Plymouth Grove