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Online Talk: The Real Wives and Daughters Locations

Enjoy a literary journey of discovery as Dr Diane Duffy takes you on a virtual visit to the places, buildings and landmarks featured in Elizabeth Gaskell’s classic novel Wives and Daughters. Extracts from Elizabeth’s last book map the way to historic locations around Knutsford and the Cheshire countryside. Join us for a fascinating new insight into Elizabeth’s final literary masterpiece. And enjoy some beautiful writing and pictures along the way.

A location and scene from Wives and Daughters

This intriguing talk will interest anyone who wants to find out more about the historic reality of Elizabeth’s writing and Victorian life.

Part of Wives and Daughters Season.

I was impressed at the knowledge of Dr Duffy. She is an interesting speaker.’ Visitor to online event

Wednesday 31 January, 7-8pm

£5 per ticket

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31st Jan 2024

7pm - 8pm

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Elizabeth Gaskell 1863