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blog : Elizabeth Gaskell’s Children – Part 3 Florence Elizabeth

Florence has no talents under the sun; and is very nervous and anxious... Florence Elizabeth Gaskell 1842-1881 Florence, or Flossy as she was affectionately called, was born in October 1842,  just after the family’s move from 14 Dover Street to 121 Upper Rumford Street, a larger house further from the industrial centre of Manchester and nearer to the open the fields which the family could see from their windows.  Florence was, despite the comments made by her mother