James Hilton Society

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2018 Spring Meeting

 

The Spring Meeting of the Society will take place at 2-30pm on Saturday 12th May in Leigh in Lancashire, when the local history society have been invited to talk about Leigh in 1900, the year of Hilton's birth in the town.  The venue is the function room at "The Coffee Stop, Railway Road" at 23 Railway Road, Leigh, Lancashire WN7 4AA.  There is no charge for the event. 

 

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 16th in "The James Hilton" Room. A speaker will be announced shortly. 

 

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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