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

14 September 2016

Extraordinary London Pub Meet

Everyone seems to be coming to London this year, so here’s another extra London pub meet ...

Saturday 8 October 2016
Venue: The Audley, Mount Street, London, W1
Time: 1230 to 1530 hrs

This is an opportunity to welcome our American members Joanne & Tony Edmonds to London. They were very early Society members and have spoken at several conferences. Over the years Joanne & Tony have also brought many groups of students to the UK and included AP on their Oxford and London itineraries.

We will meet at our usual venue, The Audley in Mount Street, which is a few yards from the Grosvenor Chapel (venue for AP’s memorial service) and about 5 minutes walk from Shepherd Market and Hill Street. The pub meet will be the usual informal event: chat, beer, food and a generally convivial time.

As always, just turn up, no need to book. And non-members are always welcome.

For further information please email secretary@anthonypowell.org.

09 September 2016

Anthony Powell Society Newsletter #64

The Autumn issue of the Society's Newsletter (#64) is now out and was mailed to members about 10 days ago.

For the benefit of those who are not members, but who we might entice to join the Society, this 40-page issue contains:
  • The Social Climber as Hero by Simon Barnes
  • Social Mobility in AP’s World by Geoff Eagland
  • Mavis Widmerpool’s Commonplace Book by Stephen Hoare
  • We All have Our Own Norpois by Nicholas Birns
  • Who Are They? by Michael Henle
  • My First Time: Widmerpool Revealed by Geraint Dearman
  • A Saturday Stroll in Fitzrovia by Prue Raper
  • Truth and Art by Robin Bynoe
  • Milly Andriadis’ Illegal Rave or Which Way Did You Vote? by Our Social Correspondent
  • Controversy – It's What the APLIST if for! by Robin Bynoe
  • Book Review: Adrian Tinniswood, The Long Weekend by Michael Barber
  • Uncle Giles’ Corner: Tea
Plus the usual editorials, Society news & events, and AP-related cuttings.