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



Editorial What is it like being Arnold Bennett’s grandson?  Find out by reading our President’s replies to questions put to him by Christine Conlin.   Volume 5, No 12 Autumn 2016

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Spring Newsletter 2016

Volume 5, No.11 – Issue 96 Editorial Anna of the Five Towns, Bennett’s first acclaimed Five Towns novel, is an intensely, if not claustrophobically provincial novel. Chapter X, ‘The Isle’, provides the reader and the heroine the only escape from that oppressive atmosphere, while paradoxically also sealing Anna’s ill-chosen marital fate. The Isle of Man […]

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Winter 2015 2016 Newsletter

Winter Newsletter 2015 – 2016

Early in his travelling career (October 1897) Bennett was a tourist in Paris, and wrote in his Journal on the 25 of that month: The traveller, however virginal and enthusiastic, does not enjoy an unbroken ecstasy. He has periods of gloom, periods when he asks himself the object of all these exertions, and puts the […]

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