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Cranford gossip literary greetings card featuring the ladies outside church

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Cranford gossip literary greetings card featuring the ladies outside church

Cranford gossip literary greetings card featuring the ladies outside church
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Greetings card with a collage against a marbled endpaper taken from Ogilvie's English Dictionary featuring a black and white illustration by Hugh Thomson. The illustration is taken from an 1898 edition of the novel Cranford by Mrs. Elizabeth Gaskell.

The illustration depicts the ladies of Cranford gathered outside church to discuss Mrs. Jamieson's visitor.

"... we sedulously talked together, and turned our backs on Mrs. Jamieson and her guest. if we might not call on her we would not even look at her, though we were dying with curiosity to know what she was like."

Perfect for a note to a literary fan of this Victorian novel or to impart some important gossip.

The card is A6 which measures 10 cm wide by 14.8 cm tall.

It is professionally printed with a finished surface on 300 gsm card. The interior is blank for your own message and there is no finish so that it is easy to write in with any type of pen or pencil.

Supplied in a cellophane bag to keep it in pristine each card comes with a brown linear textured envelope.

All greetings cards have free postage to a UK address.


I have always loved an illustrated classic and imagined many a character brought to life by the words I was reading. A vivid imagination and a love of the beautiful marbled endpapers in many of the bindings made me dream of how the two could be collaged together and started me searching for the perfect juxtaposition of patterns and pictures with literary quotations. I love the way the quotes from over a century ago can still have relevance or raise a smile today.

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