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February 2020

Writing Anne Lister

Wednesday 12 February, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Portico Library, 57 Mosley Street
Manchester, M2 3FF
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To celebrate LGBT History Month, the Gaskell Society is delighted to welcome Dr Jill Liddington, whose scholarly research into the diaries of Anne Lister inspired the BBC/HBO series Gentleman Jack. How do you begin to write about a woman who has already written a diary of over four million words? How do you start to decipher the code in which she writes about the most private parts of her life? In 1990, Dr Liddington began work on the now-famous Anne…

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