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Elizabeth Gaskell’s Gothic Tales

Thursday 31 October, 2019, 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Get into the Halloween spirit and join us for a lunch-time talk on Elizabeth Gaskell’s gothic tales, with Gaskell Society committee member, Dr Diane Duffy.

Mysterious vanishings, eerie old buildings, windswept moors and ghostly goings-on: Elizabeth Gaskell’s goosebump-inducing gothic stories are a far cry from the gritty Manchester novels with which she’s often associated.

Come along at 1pm to find out more about these dark and decidedly spine-tingling tales.


Thursday 31 October, 2019
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm


Elizabeth Gaskell’s House
84 Plymouth Grove
Manchester, M13 9LW United Kingdom
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0161 273 2215

As you’ll appreciate, arrangements can change, so please be sure to check details before you leave home.