The Book Group at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House focuses on reading (and re-reading) classic works of fiction. The groups covers “the long Nineteenth Century”, often looking at how British novels developed in conversation with other national literary traditions. The group is especially interested in women writers who carry on the spirit of Elizabeth Gaskell’s work.
The reading list will widen its focus in 2021, and one of the highlights will be our own Elizabeth Gaskell’s biography of her friend, Charlotte Bronte, who was a visitor here at the House.
New members are warmly welcomed. Meetings are led by Karen Laird, a volunteer at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 1:00 – 2:15 pm.
The group now meets via Zoom and pre-booking is required, together with a donation of £3. You will be sent the log in details for Zoom once you have booked.
Booking will close 24 hours before the group meets to give us time to send out links to everyone.
2021 Reading List
21 January: Wilkie Collins, No Name (1862)
18 February : Jane Austen, Persuasion (1818)
18 March: Maria Edgeworth, Castle Rackrent (1800)
15 April: Elizabeth Gaskell, The Life of Charlotte Brontë (1857)
20 May: Winifred Holtby, South Riding (1936)
17 June: Thomas Hardy, The Return of the Native (1878)
15 July: Toni Morrison, Beloved (1987)
16 September: George Eliot, Adam Bede (1859)
21 October: Charles Dickens, Great Expectations (1860)
18 November: Rudyard Kipling, Kim (1901)
16 December: selected short stories by Guy de Maupassant
|Open (21 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)|
* Meeting on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 1:00 – 2:15 pm
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