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Complainant Name:
Mrs Peggy W Adams

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Independent

Complaint:
Mrs Peggy W Adams of Sporle complained that an article was inaccurate in stating that the author Elizabeth Gaskell had ‘ended her days living in Rome with a younger lover’.

Resolution:
The newspaper explained that the question of whether Mrs Gaskell had a young lover in Rome was a matter of academic debate. However, it acknowledged that she had, in fact, spent her final years in England and had died in Hampshire – on this point it agreed to tag its library files so that the error would not reappear.

Report: 69



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