Rosemary Marshall, President of the local branch of the Gaskell Society, on 14 October 1999

This book has recently been the subject of a BBC TV serial. The speaker spoke about the life and works of this Victorian novelist, Elizabeth Gaskell, and explained the effect on her as a novelist of her role as the wife of a church minister in Manchester in the mid-19th century. She used several quotations from Mrs Gaskell's novels to illustrate her talk.

Jean Brushfield