October 4, 2014

Armchair travels: 'A large, cheery, airy house...'




...quite out of Manchester smoke - a garden surrounds it, and in this hot weather, the windows were kept open - a whispering of leaves and perfume of flowers always pervaded the rooms".
From BBC News, a wonderful view of the house in Manchester, England, just restored and opening to the public, where Elizabeth Gaskell wrote Cranford, Ruth, North and South and Wives and Daughters, all of which I now desperately want to read again, just from thinking about them.


2 comments:

Claire (The Captive Reader) said...

I usually have no desire to see authors' homes but might have to make an exception for this one...

JoAnn said...

Wish I had plans for a trip soon, but maybe I'll just read Wives and Daughters instead...