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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Personally Speaking

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Ambition’s the key to reviving derelict sites The following article first appeared in the Sentinel (Stoke on Trent) Monday March 4, 2019 BBC Radio 4’s adaptation over five weekends  of Arnold Bennet’s novels, ‘China Towns ‘ is still further evidence of the rich seam of Burlsem’s cultural heritage being in the  national spotlight. Again!! Its […]

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Conference 2019

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The annual AB Society conference will take place on 15 June 2019.   2019 Conference Booking Form

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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 […]

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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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