18 March 2017

AP Society Newsletter #66

The Spring 2017 issue of the Anthony Powell Society Newsletter (#66) was recently sent out to. For the benefit of those who are not members, but who we might entice to join the Society, this 40-page issue contains, inter alia:
  • Powell as Critic: Format and Form by Nicholas Birns
  • You Don’t Find Trollope Easy to Read? by Stephen Hoare
  • The Leopard, Another Favourite of Anthony Powell by Michael Jay
  • James Stourton; Kenneth Clark: Life, Art and Civilisation reviewed by Michael Barber
  • My First Time by Keith Marshall
  • Uncle Giles’ Corner: When May Knitwear be Worn?
  • Mrs Widmerpool’s Wartime Recipe Book
  • Christmas Competition 2016: Pamela’s Memoirs by Robin Bynoe
  • 2016 AGM Minutes Supplement
Plus the usual editorials; Society news, events & local group news.

Eton 2013 Conference Proceedings

The Anthony Powell Society publication of the Proceedings of the 2013 Anthony Powell Conference at Eton are now available. The 195-page paperback volume contains most of the papers from the conference, including:
  • Anthony Powell’s London of the 1920s and 1930s by Peter Berthoud
  • Profiles in String: Recreating the Lost Trapnel Novel by Bernard Stacey
  • Anthony Powell and the Literary Politics of the 1930s by DJ Taylor
  • Are We Superhuman or Are We Dancers? Action and Will in the Novels of Anthony Powell by Constantine Sandis
  • Is Sir Magnus Donners a Non-Existent Horse? by Robin Bynoe
  • The Alchemy of Dance: The Presence of the Seventeenth Century in Powell's Work by Ivan Hutnik
  • The Unsevered Chain: Eton College in the Writings of Anthony Powell and John Heygate by Jeffrey Manley
  • Modern Epic? Anthony Powell and Winston Churchill by Nicholas Birns
  • A Far Cry from Camberley: Anthony Powell in Helsingfors (Helsinki), Reval (Tallinn) and the Soviet Union between the Wars by Jonathan Black
  • Hollywood in 1937: What the Powells Experienced by Frank Peterson
Copies may be ordered from the Society’s online shop; prices (which include shipping) are: UK Society Members £8; Overseas Society Members £14; UK Non-Members £10; Overseas Non-Members £16.

12 January 2017

Journal: Secret Harmonies

The long delayed double issue (#6/7) of the Anthony Powell Society journal Secret Harmonies is now available and has been mailed to Society members. This issue contains a mix of Anthony Powell Annual Lectures, some of the papers from the 2009 Washington, DC conference plus a few other papers. The full contents list is:
  • Was There a Powell Generation? by Mark Facknitz
  • Friends Do Furnish a Novel — Exploring Male Friendships in Dance to the Music of Time by Gabriella Walfridson
  • Epiphanies by Peter Kislinger
  • Waiting for (Dr) Belkin by Edwin Bock
  • The End of the Dance by Grey Cowrie
  • The Politics of the Dance by Vernon Bogdanor
  • "Think First, Fight Afterwards" — The Soldiers' Art by AN Wilson
  • Anthony Powell Interviewed by Colin Donald, 29 May 1992 at The Chantry
  • Singing a Would-Be King through Comic Invective: Jenkins as Widmerpool's "Inexorable Accessory" by Ashley Herum
  • AD Powell and the Transactions of the Radnorshire Society by Keith C Marshall
  • Dance for Everybody? Teaching and Living Powell's Fiction by Nicholas Birns
  • Book Reviews
Copies may be ordered via the Society's online shop.

AP Society Newsletter #65

The Winter 2016 issue of the Anthony Powell Society Newsletter (#65) was sent out to members in early December. For the benefit of those who are not members, but who we might entice to join the Society, this 40-page issue contains:
  • Droit De RĂ©ponse by Didier Girard
  • The Heresy of Fiction by Simon Barnes
  • Oxford Day Out: AP and His Chums by Stephen Walker
  • APs Oxford 1923-1926 by Clive Gwatkin Jenkins
  • Powell, Waugh and Two Contrasting Role Models by Robin Bynoe
  • Hypocrites by Stephen Hoare
  • My First Time by Paul Milliken
  • Uncle Giles' Corner: How to Survive Christmas
  • The Wrong Entrance by Derek Pasquill
  • Eric and Derrick by Bernard Stacey
  • Christmas Quiz Supplement
Plus the usual editorials, Society news & events, and AP-related cuttings.

31 October 2016

AP Society Tote Bags

AP Society Tote Bags are here!

They’re shopping bags, so the design has a Dance and a shopping theme. Side one has a schematic cover design for A Buyer’s Market in red; side two has an outline design for the cover of Ada Leintwardine’s first novel I Stopped at a Chemist’s in blue. Obviously we hope the design may pique the curiosity of those who spot us with the bags and prompt them to investigate.

The bags are made of stout 10oz cotton, are approximately 39cm square with a 10cm gusset and long handles. The gusset makes them much more able to accommodate our favourite objects: books


The bags are available now at £6 to UK members and £9 to overseas members; £7.50 to UK non-members and £11.50 to overseas non-members. Prices include postage. (If collected at an AP Soc. London event they’re just £4.50.)

You can order using the online shop on the Society’s website.

However, if you wish to buy more than one bag it is suggested that you email merchandise@anthonypowell.org or secretary@anthonypowell.org with the number of bags you want; we can then give you a quote for the actual shipping cost as this may well work out cheaper.

The bags will make great Christmas stocking fillers for friends and family and they were selling like hot cakes at the AGM. But don’t forget that if you’re outside the UK we should really get your order in the mail by the end of November for delivery before Christmas