Gaskell Friday News & Web Round Up

Please join me every other Friday as we review news and blog posts related to the author Elizabeth Gaskell.

Elizabeth Gill writes about her visit to Knutsford, including biographical information on Elizabeth Gaskell and photos of significant buildings related to her life.

“I think what I like most about Gaskell’s work is that she takes on subjects which other people were afraid to write of. It was said that even some of William’s congregation burned the book [Ruth]. She was indeed a very brave woman” …read more.

Related Link – Elizabeth Gaskell Biography: Birth, Childhood, & Education

The Basingstoke Gazette reviews the recent theatre production of Cranford.

“Those who remember being enchanted by the wit of the BBC’s adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell’s Cranford stories will be heartened that the humour of the author is much in evidence in this Ian Dickens’ production… reaffirms, some things do not change, such as the pleasure to be derived from a little gossip and the company of good friends” … read more.

Related Link – for more information on Ian Dicken’s production including performance dates and theatres please see: Friday News & Web Round Up 11/15/2010

Wilton, Connecticut LibraryThere will be a book discussion for North & South December 3rd from 10:30am – Noon.

Bill Ziegler will lead a discussion of Elizabeth Gaskell’s North & South. Copies of the book will be available in the Book Club book area for advance reading. The following two weeks, the approximately 3 hour film of the same name will be shown in the Brubeck Room from 10:30AM to 12:30PM, with a brief Q&A following the film. Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch; the library will provide coffee, tea, water and chips. Registration highly recommended… read more

Iris on Books reviews A House to Let, a small work of fiction by Elizabeth Gaskell, Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, and Adelaide Anne Proctor.

It reminds me a little of those games you imagine are often played on a school trip or around a fire at a campsite: one person starts a story and stops at a certain point, the next person picks it up, to twist it around and let the third person do with it as he pleases” … read more.


One Comment Add yours

  1. Iris says:

    Thank you for linking to my post! I have to admit I think it is rather perfect to have found your blog, since Elizabeth Gaskell is one of my absolute favourite authors (even if I still have many of her works left to read) next to Jane Austen, sometimes surpassing Austen. It is lovely to find a blog devoted to her!

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