First of all, apologies to all who read my blog for taking so long about writing my promised review of the BBC North and South - I have watched it all again, and found it even better than I remembered, but I was tempted to reread the book too and haven’t finished yet, though I’m nearly there.:)
When I decided to have a Gaskell season here, I had failed to realise it was her bicentenary in 2010 and that a lot of special events are planned to mark the occasion – here is a link to a posting at a blog I hadn’t previously come across (found this one via Fly High, Maria:), which has links to a lot of Gaskell sites. Most of the events are in Manchester or Knutsford so I don’t think it is likely I’ll manage to make it there, but I do hope to see the window being dedicated to her in Poet’s Corner at Westminster Abbey.
N&S review coming up very soon!