Elizabeth Gaskell's house in Manchester

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Elizabeth Gaskell's house in Manchester

Postby Cath » Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:00 pm

Elizabeth Gaskell's house is to open with £2m restoration:

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The former house of Cranford author Elizabeth Gaskell in Manchester is to be opened to the public after being awarded almost £2m for a restoration. Gaskell moved to the villa at 84 Plymouth Grove in 1850, three years before her novel Cranford was published. Visitors will be able to see the house as it would have looked during her time there, restored with the £1.85m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Read more here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18421979

It's definitely going on my literary map of future places to visit!
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Re: Elizabeth Gaskell's house in Manchester

Postby Raphael » Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:09 am

OOH I don't live far from Manchester- a new museum for me and my mother to visit- we like female Victorian novelists! Thanks for the post!
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