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

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Winter 20202/2021 – Volume 6. No. 10

FROM THE ASSISTANT EDITOR ‘I have a great passion for this new sport of bicycling … Arguably the bicycle has liberated a whole generation of youths, done a great deal (indirectly through the bloomers) for the emancipation of women and changed the kinship structure of British village life, possibly saving a pocket of rural England […]

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Autumn 2020 – Volume 6. No. 9

FROM THE EDITOR By the time this issue arrives at your door, we will be looking to September and the fall season.  Though we may be no closer, it seems, to an end to the Covid-19 global pandemic that has so upended our world for the last several months. CONTENTS  

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Spring 2020 Volume 6. No. 8

FROM THE EDITOR None of us could have imagined, when our last issue went to press, how different the world would look today.  As we shelter in place, all over the world, the future remains uncertain.  What the long term will bring none of us knows. The unavoidable cancellation of Society -sponsored events, announced at […]

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Winter 2020 – Volume 6, No.7

FROM THE EDITOR By the time this issue of the Newsletter reaches you, the 2019 holiday season will be a thing of the pst and we will have entered a new year – and a new decade.  Here’s hoping it will be a good one for all of us, full of warmth, health, and plenty […]

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Autumn 2019 Volume 6, No. 6

FROM THE EDITOR This is an especially full issue of the Newsletter, which we very much hope you will enjoy.  With a feature on Harry Gordon Selfridge’s window of autographs by Graham Bebbington, and an interview with the authors of BBC Radio 4’s China Towns by Rod Boroughs, our selections run the gamut. Cover Illustration: […]

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Spring 2019 Volume 6, No. 5 .

FROM THE EDITOR As usual, we have a great variety of pieces in this issue of the newsletter.  As we prepare for the annual Bennett Conference in June, it is heartening to see the wealth of literary analysis, cultural events, and local study that continues to make the Bennett Society a place for all of […]

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January 2019 Vol 6 No 4

FROM THE EDITOR Greetings from snowy North Carolina!  In Winston-Salem, we are just emerging from an unprecedented blizzard. There are many developments in the world of the ABS, as you will see from this issue of the newsletter. Other highlights in this issue include a new feature introduce by Les Powner – a Bennett Quiz. […]

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August 2018 Vol 6 No. 3.

FROM THE EDITOR The highlight of this issue of the Newsletter is undoubtedly an article by Roy Birnie, the great grandson of AB’s yacht master, who shares both his personal family history and the development (over any decades) of his own understanding of AB…. Front cover – Plaque unveiled on 19 July 2018 at Longport […]

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April 2018 Vol 6 No. 2.

FROM THE EDITOR The wide variety of materials in this issue demonstrates the wealth of work being done on Bennett by academics and common readers alike… The front cover taken from My Association with Arnold Bennett, a sketch by Frederick Marriott in 1907, first published by Keele University Library in 1967…… Randi Saloman CONTENTS From […]

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January 2018 Vol 6 No. 1

FROM THE EDITOR In this, my first issue as editor of ABSNL, I am delighted to be able to bring the society’s membership a wealth of materials, may drawn from the past year’s wide-ranging celebrations of Arnold Bennett’s 150th birthday…. Randi Saloman CONTENTS The Bennett Centenary Celebrations: by Leslie Powner From Simon Heffer’s Arnold Bennett […]

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