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

Autumn 2019 Volume 6, No. 6

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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: Leandro Garrido, Woman in a Kitchen.  reproduced by kind permission of the Pannett Art Gallery, Whitby.

Randi Saloman


Arnold Bennett and Leandro Garrido – New Letters, by Katherine Quarmby

The Making of China Towns: an interview with Shaun ~McKenna and Lin Coghlan, by Rod Boroughs

Mr Selfridge’s Autograph Collection, by Graham Bebbington

Arnold Bennett, Charles Sarolea and Me: Six Degrees of Separation, by Leslie Powner.

The Bennett Quiz (No. 3) by Leslie Powner

The 16th Arnold Bennett Society Conference, by Richard Gorton

The 2019 Annual Bennett Prize, by Morag Jones

Reviews of Works Shortlisted for the 2019 Arnold Bennett Prize, by Catherine Burgass

The Alliance of Literary Societies AGM Weekend, by Catherine Burgass

Lord Bird at the Hay-on-Wye Festival, by Alan Pedley 

Chapter Catcher Launch Event, by Ray Johnson

Looking Ahead


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