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Events : Wives and Daughters: An exciting events programme for you in 2024

'Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.' Wives and Daughters was Elizabeth Gaskell's last, and unfinished, novel. It has been called ‘the most underrated novel in English’. The story centers on young Molly’s response to her father’s new marriage and its impact on those around her. Set in a small English country town, the book is a literary masterpiece. Its wit and charm are often compared to writers like Jane

Events : August is the Sunday of Summer

Autumn Events from Elizabeth Gaskell's House We’re enjoying the last of the summer with days out and the odd bit of sunshine, but you don’t need to look too closely to spot the signs that autumn is on its way. The blackberries are ripe for picking, dusk is arriving a little bit earlier and soon it’ll be time to celebrate a new season of online events from Elizabeth Gaskell’s House. Swap long summer nights for cosy evenings indoors