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A great delight? The garden at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House Jackie Tucker, is a member of the garden team at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House and a member of the Research Group. Jackie explains how the practical work in the garden goes hand-in-hand with research. She describes the restoration of the garden and examines the principles, which underpin it. She sets the Gaskells’ garden in its historical context and explores what it meant to William, Elizabeth and their daughters, using the words of…Find out more »
Literary Theft? Charles Dickens appropriates one of Elizabeth Gaskell's Favourite Stories. A talk by Professor Michael Slater, past president of the Dickens Fellowship. Elizabeth Gaskell and Charles Dickens reacted to each other with a mixture of admiration and irritation. One moment of tension was in 1852, when Dickens, in his story To Be Read at Dusk, made use of an anecdote, which Elizabeth Gaskell regarded as her own. Michael investigates this incident, which centres on a story of the uncanny-…Find out more »