Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Gaskell gains rightful place...

Browning, Chaucer and Dickens are among many names honoured in Westminster Abbey's Poets' Corner, yet the name of Elizabeth Gaskell has been strangely missing from the monuments. That is, until now. The author of 'Cranford' took her place on Saturday, just four days before the bicentenary of her birth, and was celebrated by over 200 people including her great-great-great granddaughter Sarah Prince. Gaskell now has a panel of a magnificent stained-glass window dedicated to her memory.

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