This news story caught my eye:
Elizabeth Gaskell’s home in Manchester has received a grant so it can be restored. I’m really pleased. Gaskell is one of my favourite authors, and though I haven’t been to the house yet, I do want to visit some time.
It’s also nice to see money being well spent on UK literary heritage. My favourite Gaskell book is probably North and South (though Mary Barton is a close second). Her short story “Cousin Phyliss” also blew me away when I read it. Definitly worth a read!