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

August 2018 Vol 6 No. 3.

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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 (Shawport) Railway station by the society.

Randi Saloman


Arnold Bennett: Predictions and Premonitions by Alan Pedley

The Arnold Bennett 150th Birthday Literary Lunch by Elizabeth Leslie

My Great Grandfather Captain George Dallin Prior, Skipper of the Mary Marguerite and Velsa, by Roy Birnie

The Arnold Bennett Society Conference 2018 by Carole Cregan

Transport and Travel in the World of Arnold Bennett (Part 2 of 2), by Brian Hudson

Launch of the Churnet Valley Books Edition of Elsie and the Child by Alan Pedley

The Church Times Book Club: The Old Wives’ Tale by William Whyte

The Longport/Shawport Station Plaque Unveiling by Tim Gray

Writing the Midlands Study Day by Liz Noon-Wright

Review of Red Thread: On Mazes and Labyrinths by Charlotte Higgins, by Catherine Burgass

Review of Elsie and the Child edited by John Shapcott by Rod Boroughs

Review of Desire by Una L Silberrad by Carol Gorton

From the Archives: Bennett and Shortland by Jenny Graveson


Looking Ahead


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