2018 Spring Meeting
The Spring Meeting of the Society took place on Saturday 12th May in Leigh in Lancashire, when the local historian, Michael Caine gave an informative talk about Leigh in 1900, the year of Hilton's birth in the town.
2018 Annual Meeting
The Annual Meeting of the Society will take place at The Leys School in Cambridge, CB2 7AD at 2.30pm on Saturday 22nd September in "The James Hilton" Room. Family member and published writer, Jeremy Hilton will give a talk on Charles Morgan's "The Fountain": a forgotten masterpiece of the James Hilton era.
We understand that Warner Brothers in Hollywood are proposing to make a new film version of Random Harvest, something the society very much welcomes as a way of stimulating interest in James Hilton and introducing a new generation to his work.
The Perfect Plan
We draw readers attention to the fact that the above short story by Hilton is now included in the compilation "Murder at the Manor", which is published by The British Library as part of its attractive Crime Classics Series. This was a rare but accomplished venture by James Hilton into the world of crime fiction.
James Hilton Biography
The long awaited biography being written by American scholar, Frederick Ott is now nearing completion with, we are told, publication planned in the near future.
The next edition of The Hiltonian, the society’s bi-annual journal, will be available in September. It will include articles on The Leys, Hilton's old school in Cambridge, a discussion on the role of London in Hilton's novels and a new assessment of the character of Mr Chips amongst other articles.
Copies at £7.00 each (cheques payable please to The James Hilton Society) can be ordered from the Society Treasurer at the following address:
James Hilton Society
Boughton Hall Avenue