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

Spring 2019 Volume 6, No. 5 .

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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 us – from whichever angle we approach ‘our’ Arnold.

Randi Saloman


The Wisdom of The Old Wives’ Tale, by Daniel Akst 

The Romance of the Shop: Life Behind the Counter in the works of Arnold Bennett and HG Wells, by Deborah Wynne.

Arnold Bennett in a Nutshell: A Challenge to AS Members, by Alan Pedley 

City was Ace in the Pack for Filming of The Card, by Mervyn Edwards.

Arnold Bennett Society Annual Dinner, by Fred Hughes

The Bennett Connections of Clive Swift, by Alan Pedley

Review of Lisa Blower, It’s Gone Dark Over Bill’s Mother’s, by Jonathan Taylor.

Review of Chris Mourant, Katherine Mansfield and Periodical Culture, by John Shapcott

From the Archive: A literary Commemoration, by John Potter


The Bennett Quiz (No. 2) by Leslie Powner

Books for Sale, by Jerry Park and Leslie Powner

Carol’s Corner, by Carol Gorton

Looking Ahead

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