The study and appreciation of the life, works and times of Arnold Bennett

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Winter Downs by Jan Edwards Winner of the Arnold Bennett Book Prize 2018

Bunch Courtney stumbles upon the body of Jonathan Frampton in a woodland clearing. Is this a case of suicide, or is it murder? Bunch is determined to discover the truth but can she persuade the dour Chief Inspector Wright to take her seriously? In January of 1940 a small rural community on the Sussex Downs, […]

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Piccadilly by Arnold Bennett. Edited by John Shapcott

The German film director E. A. Dupont’s film version of Arnold Bennett’s Piccadilly was released in 1929 to critical acclaim.  Today it is recognised as one of the last great silent movies. …. ISBN: 978-0-99560-3912 CHURNET VALLEY BOOKS 1 King Street, Leek, Staffordshire. 01538 399033 www.leekbooks.co.uk 

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Punch & Judy by Arnold Bennett. Edited by John Shapcott

Foreword Arnold Bennett’s contributions to the history of cinema have been overlooked and undervalued, according to John Shapcott’s persuasive and information introduction to the scenario of Punch and Judy, which is published here and made available to the reading public for the first time. ….. Margaret Drabble 201.  ISBN 9781904546832 CHURNET VALLEY BOOKS  9 Stanley […]

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The Many Lives of Arnold Bennett: A Celebration

Fourteenth Arnold Bennett Society Conference Proceedings Keele University – 2 September 2017  Edited by Leslie Powner – The Arnold Bennett Society  ISBN: 978-0-9570350-9-6 Available from the Society at arnoldbennettscty@btinternet.com  £8 each plus postage 

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Elsie And The Child by Arnold Bennett Edited by John Shapcott

A Tale of Riceyman Steps And Other Stories The thirteen stories in this new edited edition showcase Arnold Bennett’s imaginative ingenuity, emotional creativity and socially conscious sensibility over an astonishing range.  Bennett proves himself a writer able to take on any topic and make it a compelling and entertaining page-turning tale.  Available from CHURNET VALLEY […]

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Mr Prohack: Special Edition

Special Edition of Mr Prohack from Forgotten Book Series With special front page featuring Arnold Bennett statue. ISBN 9781985356603    

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Desire by Una L Silberrad

Desire is the story of an Edwardian New Woman who finds fulfilment in work and love after rejecting high society.  First published in 1908, Una L Silberrad’s novel of professional integrity and feminist aspiration for the right to work was praised by contemporary reviews because ‘it satisfied the intelligence at the same time as it […]

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Winner of the 2017 Book Prize Potters: A Division of Labour

Winner of the 2017 Arnold Bennett Society Book Prize Potters: A Division of Labour by John Lancaster This is John Lancaster’s fifth collection and is rooted in this home territory of Stoke on Trent. Eighteen poems depicting work and life at the Alfred Meakin Pottery in Tunstal in 1964 Copies obtainable from Longmarsh Press, 5 […]

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Clayhanger – 1973 Publication

A 1973 edition of Clayhanger is up for sale. Originally published in 1910 This hardback edition features Peter McEnery on the front cover.  Peter played Edwin Clayhanger in the ATV dramatisation along with Janet Suzman, Harry Andrews, Denis Quilley and Joyce Redman. This copy is in very good condition and is for sale at £1 […]

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Line Drawing by Janet Blight

An original line drawing by Jane Blight for the Arnold Bennett Society. A numbered Limited Edition of 200 – Ready to pop into a frame  …..directly by the two steps into the street. The Old Wives’ Tale Ch 1 Frame – 10 inch by 8 inch. Actual drawing 7 inch X 5 inch  £1 each […]

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