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London and S.E. Gaskell Society Meeting

Saturday 12 May, 2018, 1:45 pm - 5:30 pm


 Please note, this will be Fran Twinn’s last meeting as organiser for the London and South East  branch. The Society would like to thank Fran for all her hard work in organising the meetings for so many years and also for providing such delicious buffets.

Fran writes

It would be lovely to see as many members and their guests as possible at the next meeting of the London branch. The speaker is coming specially from Greece so it would be splendid to have a bumper audience. The other reason is personal! It is my last meeting as organiser of the branch so I should like to see as many of you as possible.

The talk is entitled:

 ‘Elizabeth Gaskell: The Biographer as Biographee’

Dr Anna Koustinoudi, University of Thessolinki English Department, with a BA, MA and Ph.D from Aristotle University, Greece. She publishes widely, numerous academic articles in books and periodicals. Her book The Split Subject of Narration in Gaskell’s First Person Fiction was published in 2012. Anna thinks she can conflate both a talk on Elizabeth Gaskell the biographer with her (Gaskell’s) writings on 19c Greek customs and traditions, which  form the subject of an essay in Place and Progress in the works of Elizabeth Gaskell, ironically a volume to which I also contributed!!  Although Anna says she  feels privileged  to be invited to come to speak to us, I think we are the ones who should feel privileged!!   I know you will make her feel very welcome.

The meetings are held at Francis Holland School for Girls,  London SW1 8JF which  is a three-minute walk from Sloane Street tube station, which is on the District and Circle line.

They begin at 2pm, usually last about an hour. Each talk is followed by questions, and then tea is served.

Before the meetings a sandwich lunch is available and everyone is welcome any time after 12.45pm.

At each meeting there is a bring and buy book stall in aid of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House in Manchester so please bring books for sale, the bookstall always needs refreshment!!

The afternoon costs £5.00, which includes lunch and tea. Please contact me if you need more details.


Dr Frances Twinn, 85 Calton Avenue, Dulwich, London SE21 7DF

020 8693 3238 /07753696714  


Saturday 12 May, 2018
1:45 pm - 5:30 pm


Francis Holland School
39 Graham Terrace
London, SW1W 8JF United Kingdom
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