Academic journal article The Gaskell Journal

South West Branch

Academic journal article The Gaskell Journal

South West Branch

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We started our year with our usual January lunch at Brasserie Blanc and a number of us, along with partners or friends, enjoyed a good meal and much excellent conversation.

12 March found us at Bren and Nick Abercrombie's house for a discussion on Wives and Daughters. We set the novel in context, talked about families in the book, about Molly and Cynthia as characters and the success (or not) of the televised version. The character of Mrs Gibson came in for much discussion.

On 16 April we enjoyed a lecture at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute. Given by Carolyn Lambert, it was entitled 'The Meanings of Home in Elizabeth Gaskell's Fiction' A good question and answer session after the lecture attested to the general interest in the topic. We very much enjoyed meeting Carolyn and her husband at lunch beforehand and at tea afterwards.

The summer bring-and-share lunch on 4 September was hosted at Boyd and Elizabeth Schlenther's house and there was a bountiful spread, with everyone contributing delicious food. The weather was not perfect, but inside all was warm and pleasurable.

On 29 October we welcomed Helen MacEwan to the BRLSI for a lecture about her recent book: Winifred Gérin: Biographer of the Brontēs and Gaskell. …

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