2017 Spring Meeting
The Spring Meeting of the Society will take place at The Turnpike Gallery, Civic Square, Leigh on Saturday 13th May commencing at 2.30pm.
The Theme of the meeting will be Hilton's family connections to Leigh. Talks will be given by 2 of Hilton's family members, Trevor Pound and Jeremy Hilton, and will include various family recollections and anecdotes about James Hilton.
Non members are welcome to attend.
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 latest edition of The Hiltonian, the society’s bi-annual journal, is now available. It includes papers on Hilton's books that were filmed, And 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:
James Hilton Society
Boughton Hall Avenue