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

January 2018 Vol 6 No. 1

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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


The Bennett Centenary Celebrations: by Leslie Powner

From Simon Heffer’s Arnold Bennett Society Dinner Speech

Onstage Mr Bennett”: Review, by Romy Cheeseman

Report on the 14th Annual Arnold Bennett Society Conference: by, Christine Conlin and Jeremy Herbert.

The 2017 Annual General Meeting Report, by John Davies

‘What can Arnold Bennett teach Brexit Britain?’ Review Samira Ahmed’s Pre-Conference Lecture, by Christine Conlin

Review of Bill Ridgway’s Arnold and Marguerite’, by Les Powner

Statue Unveiling Speech by Lord Lieutenant, Ian Dudson

An Evening of Drama: Review, by Romy Cheeseman

Bennett’s Hotel Kitchen, by Shawna Ross

Five Towns, One Symphony Orchestra: Review, by Ray Johnson

Review of The Grand Babylon Hotel (Randi Saloman, ed) by Martin Laux

Review of Jonathan Wild’s The Great Edwardian Emporium, by John Shapcott


Looking Ahead

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