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Literary Manchester

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  1. Elizabeth Gaskell's House
    Welcome to the home of Elizabeth Gaskell, Manchester’s very own Literary house. A truly hands-on experience that will introduce you to the world of the writer Elizabeth Gaskell and her family through historic period rooms, Victorian style garden, expert guides and changing exhibitions.
    1. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022
  2. The International Anthony Burgess Foundation, located in a magnificent example of industrial architecture at Chorlton Mill, encourages and supports public and scholarly interest in all aspects of Anthony Burgess’s life and work.
    1. A beautifully restored Georgian private subscription library founded in 1806.
      1. Chetham's Library
        A seventeenth-century library, believed to be the oldest public library in England.
        1. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022
      2. A late-Victorian, neo-Gothic masterpiece
        1. 1 Jan 202131 Dec 2022
      3. Exterior of Central Library
        The magnificently refurbished Central Library is ‘not only the city’s study, but also the city’s living room’. It's a place to meet and socialise, a place to engage with cultural output, a place that invites you to think and contribute, to be entertained and provoked.
        1. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022

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