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Elizabeth Gaskell’s Birthday Talk: Elizabeth Gaskell and Gossip
29 September, 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
We’re celebrating Elizabeth Gaskell’s birthday with a glass of wine and a good gossip!
The Gaskell Society’s Elizabeth Williams will discuss Elizabeth Gaskell’s sharp eye and sharper tongue in this fascinating talk on Gaskell and gossip. Is gossip just malicious tittle-tattle, or could it be a compelling kind of story-telling? Find out more, as we delve into Elizabeth Gaskell’s writings to decide just what her gossip entails!
Please join us for a complimentary glass of wine prior to the talk as we raise a birthday toast to Elizabeth Gaskell, the original gossip girl and Victorian queen of banter!
As you’ll appreciate, arrangements can change, so please be sure to check details before you leave home.