International Women’s Day; Literary Letters (online)
Elizabeth Gaskell’s House
8th March 2022
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Join Elizabeth Gaskell’s House online for International Women’s Day as they step into the worlds of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, Elizabeth Gaskell and Mary Somerville with fascinating insights into their lives, and readings from their remarkable letters.
Women’s words have often been dismissed as mere ‘gossip’, whilst men’s have been fêted and admired. But women’s letters can often reveal huge amounts about their writer’s lives and the boundaries that confined them, making them a fascinating portal into their private worlds. Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, Elizabeth Gaskell and Mary Somerville are four such extraordinary women, whose lives we can explore through their private words.
Join in online for revealing, intriguing and intimate portraits of these four 19th century icons, who continue to inspire and enthuse women around the world today.