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

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A business columnist’s perspective on The Old Wives’ Tale

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  Daniel Akst For a writer, Arnold Bennett was a pretty good businessman. He earned enough from his prodigious output to buy not just one yacht but two — and the second was so vast, it required a crew of eight. Unjustly forgotten today, Bennett was a literary dreadnought in his own right during the first third […]

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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 Society Dinner

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We are pleased to announce our annual dinner is to be held on Saturday 30 March 2019. It will be held at the Potbank Hotel at the Spode Works in Elenora Street, Stoke on Trent. ST4 1QQ. The hotel is now open and they advise that bookings are being taken well into next year. I […]

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Colin Fisher Blog – Arnold Bennett’s Lord Raingo

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Arnold Bennett, the popular novelist and critic from the years before the First World War until his death in 1931, is known today for novels such as Anna of the Five Towns, The Old Wives’ Tale and Riceyman Steps. In these novels he looks honestly but with compassion at the consequences that follow from the […]

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