The Gaskell Society

The Gaskell Society

Celebrating the life and work of Elizabeth Gaskell

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Houses and Homes in Literature: From Shakespeare to the Present Day

Wednesday 7 July, 2021, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST


This entertaining online talk with readings begins with the Gaskells’ acquisition of their house in Plymouth Grove and its reflection in North and South. Writer and guide Philip Watts explores the significance of writers’ domestic places and spaces by stitching together a patchwork quilt of literary extracts from Shakespeare to the present day.