In 1857, following the controversial publication of The Life of Charlotte Brontë
, Gaskell flees to Rome, where she meets Charles Norton, a lifelong friend and the love of her life. In 2013, Nell falls in love with Max, a man who lives in Paris and then Boston.
As they attempt to make their long-distance love work, Nell embarks on a PhD, and the parallels between her circumstances and Gaskell’s begin to reveal themselves.
Nell will be in conversation with Libby Tempest at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House.
Doors open at 6pm and the event starts at 7pm prompt.