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Christmas Celebration Meeting at the Portico Library

Tuesday 5 December, 2017, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

£10 – £11

Our special Christmas Meeting will once again take place at the beautiful Portico Library.  We are pleased to tell you that this year our buffet will be  provided by our Knutsford caterers. It will be a seasonal finger buffet and there will be a pay-bar, with hot drinks also available

.  This will be followed by

                     Daughters of Manchester a talk by Jean Briggs.

Jean  will give an entertaining & informative talk on the Jewsbury sisters, Geraldine and Maria-Jane, who lived in Manchester at the same time as the Gaskells and moved in the same circles. Geraldine Jewsbury wrote novels herself and was a prolific reviewer, acquainted with the leading Victorian authors of the day. She and Elizabeth Gaskell knew each other though theirs was an uneasy relationship….

Jean Briggs is a well-known novelist – as J.C.Briggs, she writes murder mysteries published by The History Press, featuring Charles Dickens as an amateur detective.

All welcome

Cost £10 members                            £11 non-members

 Places must be booked and paid for in advance by November 30th

Please make cheques payable to The Gaskell Society and send to:

Mrs Pam Griffiths, 37 Buckingham Drive,  Knutsford,  Cheshire WA16 8LH

Bookings may also be made and paid for in cash or cheque at the next Cross St meeting on 7th November and the November Knutsford meeting on 29th.




Tuesday 5 December, 2017
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
£10 – £11


The Portico Library
57 Mosley Street
Manchester, M2 3FF
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