I was recently invited by Radio 3's words and literature show The Verb to turn up at Elizabeth Gaskell's housein Manchester (which has just reopened to the public) and read out a specially commissioned letter. Despite being surrounded by eminent Gaskell scholars and other clever people, I survived. As well as pretending to be Mrs Gaskell, I also did a bonus bit of Werner. You can listen to the broadcast on iPlayer RIGHT HERE or download the whole thing as a lovely podcast OVER HERE.
Pictured above are me with Jenny Uglow and Michael Schmidt inside the house.