The travails of a Rochdale family – ‘Lizzie Leigh’ by Elizabeth Gaskell

‘Lizzie Leigh’, published in 1855, is a short story – which could be deemed as a novella – by writer and social commentator Elizabeth Gaskell. The story opens with the abrupt death of the patriarch Mr Leigh on a cold and snowy Christmas day in Upclose Farm, their home in rural Rochdale. “The Upclose Farm … More The travails of a Rochdale family – ‘Lizzie Leigh’ by Elizabeth Gaskell