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

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Colin Fisher’s Blog 16 April 2019

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Colin Fisher’s Blog April 16, 2019 Enthralling – not interminable For over two years I used Arnold Bennett’s self-help book Literary Taste to find out if, a century after the book’s publication, it was possible to create my own literary taste. To carry on the experiment, I will now read the books reviewed by Arnold […]

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Digital Addiction Getting You Down? Try an Analog Cure.

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Digital Addiction Getting You Down? Try an Analog Cure By Cal Newport.  New York Times April 8, 2019 Arnold Bennett was an early-20th-century British novelist, playwright and critic. He’s perhaps best known for his detail-oriented novels set around the Staffordshire Potteries. In 1931, during a trip to Paris, he ignored a waiter’s advice to avoid the […]

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The Romance of the Shop – Talk by Prof Deborah Wynne

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Saturday 23 February 2019 2.30pm ‘The Romance of the Shop: Life Behind the Counter in the Work of Arnold Bennett and H.G.Wells’, a talk by Professor Deborah Wynne (University of Chester). Friends’ Meeting House, Miller Street, Newcastle Under Lyme, 2.30pm Tea and Biscuits will be served after the talk.

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2019 Arnold Bennett Prize

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Nominations are now being taken for the 2019 Book Prize. The prize is for books published during 2018. They can be any genre, fiction or non-fiction, and of any length. They must be by a North Staffordshire writer, or set in North Staffordshire. The books must exist in physical form, rather than purely digitally, and […]

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From the Vaults, but worth reading again

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The Age of Uncertainty –  On Google searches, the name ‘Arnold Bennett’ frequently appeared, but each time I dismissed him without a moment’s consideration. The very idea! But why was I so prejudiced against a novelist who had once been called “the English Zola”? I couldn’t quite remember. Mrs Woolf and Mr Bennett

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Conference Papers

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The Many Lives of Arnold Bennett A Celebration The 2017 papers can now be ordered. Cost £7.00 plus postage. Arnold Bennett: Friends and Acquaintances The 2016 conference papers can now be ordered. Cost £6.00 plus postage Arnold Bennett Abroad The 2015 conference papers can now be ordered. Cost: £6.00 plus postage. ‘Death, Fire, Life’: Arnold […]

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