The Gaskell Society

The Gaskell Society

Celebrating the life and work of Elizabeth Gaskell

If you’re a member of the Gaskell Society, you’re affiliated to the Alliance of Literary Societies. Here’s their 2023 Newsletter, which we hope you’ll enjoy reading. 


Editorial – R. M. Healey

Casanova’s Flight from the Lead Prison – Simon Keeton

Lewis Carroll’s Adventures in Russia, and what he found there; or, Alice in Volgaland – Mark Davies

Not Exactly ‘Yachting’: Bringing Nancy back – Peter Willis

Arthur Ransome’s Life of Adventure: ‘BETTER DROWNED THAN DUFFERS’ – Winifred Wilson

When John Moore Was Blown Up: As reported in his letter to a friend – 
John Moore (contributed by Valerie Howarth)

By train to Salzburg: A journey during the Phoney War – R. M. Healey

Read the newsletter here