23 May 2009

Powell and Simon Russell Beale

There’s an interesting piece by Valerie Grove in today’s Times on AP Soc President Simon Russell Beale and his love of books. It includes:

He hadn’t read Anthony Powell before he played the awful Widmerpool, but so definitive was his performance that he was asked to speak at Powell’s memorial service. He read from A Dance to the Music of Time about “new news every day ... of war, plagues, fires, inundations, thefts, murders, massacres” and so pleased the Powellites that he was invited to be president of the Anthony Powell Society.
The full article can be found here.

07 May 2009

New Anthony Powell Website

We are please to announce that after a long gestation the new Anthony Powell website is now live.

While there isn’t a lot of new content (yet), apart from John Gould’s pages from his Dance classes at Andover which we are now hosting, the site has had a complete makeover, within the existing branding, And hopefully there will be new pages to come over the coming weeks/months once we’re happy the new site is bedded in and stress tested. We think we’ve pretty well tested it all, but if you find anything broken, please tell us so we can fix it.

You’ll also notice that we have added eBay as an associate, so those of you who use eBay, if you navigate there through the link on the homepage then the Society should get a small contribution from your purchases. Similarly for our existing associates Amazon, Amazon UK and Abebooks.

I’d like to thank Gordon Kirk for all the hours he’s put into the new site.