The Gaskell Society and its partners host a year-round programme of meetings and special events, most of which are open to everyone. We’re very friendly – and we’d love to meet you, whether or not you choose to join the Society.
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Manchester Christmas Meeting at the Portico
Tuesday 4 December, 2018, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm£12.50 – £14.
Literary Theft? Charles Dickens appropriates one of Elizabeth Gaskell’s Favourite Stories.
A talk by Professor Michael Slater, past president of the Dickens Fellowship.
Elizabeth Gaskell and Charles Dickens reacted to each other with a mixture of admiration and irritation. One moment of tension was in 1852, when Dickens, in his story To Be Read at Dusk, made use of an anecdote, which Elizabeth Gaskell regarded as her own. Michael investigates this incident, which centres on a story of the uncanny- perhaps appropriate fare for a Christmas talk!
There will also be a Christmas buffet, details tbc
Please note change of venue for this meeting only.
The cost is £12-50 for members, £14 non-members.
Places must be booked and paid for in advance by November 30th
Please make cheques payable to The Gaskell Society and send to:
Mrs Pam Griffiths, 37 Buckingham Drive, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 8LH
Bookings may also be made and paid for in cash or cheque at the next Cross St meeting on 6th November and the Knutsford meeting on 28th October.
As you’ll appreciate, arrangements can change, so please be sure to check details before you leave home.