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Online Talk: A Tale of Two Houses – Lizzy Bennet and Margaret Hale

Wednesday 16 February, 2022, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm GMT


We are thrilled that Elizabeth Gaskell’s House is celebrating North and South during 2022, with a special season of events and talks!

In this lively online event we take a closer look at two of literature’s best loved heroines – Lizzy Bennet (Pride & Prejudice) and Margaret Hale (North and South). Presented in partnership with the Gaskell Society, Elizabeth Gaskell’s House and Jane Austen’s House.

Join Libby Tempest, Chair of the Gaskell Society, and Ellora Sutton, Creative Engagement Officer at Jane Austen’s House, to take a closer look at the comparisons between Lizzy and Margaret as they speak their minds to shape the world around them, and enjoy readings from two blockbuster novels of the nineteenth century.

Tickets £4

The talk will be approx 45 mins long, with time for a short question session afterwards.