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London &South East Gaskell Society Meeting

11 May, 12:45 pm - 4:30 pm


Whose Line is it Anyway? William Gaskell’s Revisions on The Life of Charlotte Bronte’

A talk by Lucy Hanks

Lucy will explain her interest in Elizabeth Gaskell’s literary relationship with Charlotte Brontë, and talk about her research at the John Rylands Library and the British Library. Lucy is a doctoral student at the University of Manchester who analyses the markings and revisions on manuscripts. She says she is honoured to be invited to speak to the London and SE group – I suggest that it is we who are honoured to have someone so enthusiastic about her work to speak to us, as you will discover in May.

Everyone is welcome any time after 12.45pm. Please bring a packed lunch. Talks begin at 2pm and usually last about an hour. Each talk is followed by questions, and then tea is served.
At each meeting there is a bring-and-buy book stall in aid of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House in Manchester. (elizabethgaskellhouse.co.uk)
Please bring any books that you wish to rehome and which will be of interest to other members, marked with an appropriate price. If, at the end of the meeting, your books have not been sold, we will ask you to take them away with you again.

We ask for a contribution of £5.00 to cover speakers’ expenses, a donation to the school and tea.
If you have any queries, please contact Jenny Keaveney

07791 309784

All meetings are held at Francis Holland School for Girls, 39 Graham Terrace London SW1W 8JF

The school is only a three-minute walk from Sloane Square tube station, which is on the District and Circle line. This central location means that the meeting is convenient for anyone interested  in Elizabeth Gaskell’s writing. Come along – you will be sure of a friendly welcome







11 May
12:45 pm - 4:30 pm
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