James Hilton Society

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2017 Annual Meeting 

 

The Annual Meeting of the Society will take place at The Leys School in Cambridge, CB2 7AD at 2.30pm on September 16th in "The James Hilton" Room. Professor Leonee Ormond, Emeritus Professor of Victorian Studies at Kings College, London, will be giving a talk on the significance of London in James Hilton's work. 

 

Random Harvest

 

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 Hiltonian

 

The latest edition of The Hiltonian, the society’s bi-annual journal, is now available. It includes papers on Hilton's books that were filmedAnd Now Goodbye and a review of Hilton's many contributions to his school magazine,"The Leys Fortnightly" and the relationship between these and his mature writing.

 

Copies at £7.00 each (cheques payable please to The James Hilton Society) can be ordered from the Society Treasurer at the following address:

 

Trevor Pound

James Hilton Society

Pippkin House

Boughton Hall Avenue

Send

Woking

Surrey

GU23 7DF

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