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The Gaskell Society

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Online Talk: Christmas Literature

Wednesday 7 December, 2022, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm GMT


‘I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year…’

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is the best known and most loved of all Christmas novels with its tale of Scrooge’s seasonal redemption through Christmas Past, Present and Future. But as we step into Christmas, the Gaskell Society’s Anthony Burton explores other 19th-century Christmas literature including decorative gift books and special issues of magazines. He dwells especially on Elizabeth Gaskell’s contributions to this flood of seasonal writing.  Join us in the comfort of your own home for the book lovers’ perfect Christmas treat!