Libby Tempest, Chair of the Gaskell Society, tells us about how she came to know and love the work of Elizabeth Gaskell and the ‘excellent women’ of Cranford in particular. A warm, funny and engaging talk, featuring readings by Gaskell Society committee members Pam Griffiths and Celia Crew. Libby is introduced by Lynda Jackson from Elizabeth Gaskell’s House.
This talk was given for Elizabeth Gaskell’s House in January 2021 and they have kindly given their permission for it to be posted here. This is just part of an ongoing programme of talks and events there – find out more.