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Tim Gray

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It is with sadness we announce the death of society member Tim Gray. Tim had been a member since 2009 and one of our Trustees for a number of years. Tim will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Our condolences to Jennifer and the family. A full obituary will be in a newsletter.

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Jacques Eldin

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It is with regret and sadness that we report the recent death of our Vice President Jacques Eldin. Jacques was Arnold Bennett’s son-in-law. Jacques leaves his son – our President Denis Eldin – and his daughter Monique and her family.  The funeral will take place on Thursday 17 June.You will find the details on this […]

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Mary Bennett

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It is with sadness that we announce the death of ABS member Mary Bennett. Mary was a long-standing member of the society. A full obituary will appear in the next edition of the newsletter. Mary was a teacher and also wrote poetry. This was the last poem we received from Mary in March 2020. ISOLATION […]

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Birthday Celebrations 2021

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Thanks to everyone who attended AB’s Birthday Commemoration on 27th May 2021 It was especially nice chat to some of you over a coffee at The Quarter in Piccadilly. The unveiling of the statue in 2017. https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=10155326546929814&ref=watch_permalink

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Slightly Foxed Podcast – Margaret Drabble

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Dame Margaret Drabble joins us at the Slightly Foxed table as we celebrate her life in writing. From taking up her pen in the 1960s as a young mother alone in her kitchen to feeling part of a movement with Nell Dunn, Margaret Forster and Edna O’Brien, to editing The Oxford Companion to English Literature […]

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“Growing Up With Clayhanger”

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I  have a short personal essay called “Growing Up with Clayhanger” in this beautiful new book published by the Letter Press Project Jonathan Taylor   http://letterpressproject.co.uk/the-resource-archive/2019-10-31/the-dream-i-held-in-my-hands?  

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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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