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13−16 July 2017: Josephine Tey: There is to be a major conference with Josephine Tey as the subject, following the publication of the first-ever comprehensive biography and study of Josephine Tey’s life in 2015 by Jennifer Morag Henderson. Details can be found here, and the the call for papers is here. The deadline for papers is 30 November 2016 but if you let Kristen know of your intentions she will accept submissions up to 2 weeks later than that date.
21−22 January 2017: Crime Classics Weekend at the British Library: There will be a special murder and mystery weekend with unexpected twists and turns, led by award-winning crime novelist Martin Edwards. Attendees will also have the opportunity to see rare publications and manuscript material from the Library’s collection including Arthur Conan Doyle’s manuscript of the Sherlock Holmes story The Adventure of the Retired Colourman and John Gielgud’s annotated script for the film Murder on the Orient Express. Full details can be found here.
SEVEN: An Anglo-American Literary Review Volume 32 is available, and all other volumes are available for order direct from the Marion E Wade Center in Wheaton.
The Lord Peter Wimsey Companion: The Third (Online) Edition of The Lord Peter Wimsey Companion is now available free of charge to all. There is a short registration process: click here to begin.
Stocks of the Second Edition, the last printed book edition, ran out several years ago. Please note that the Society has no plans to reprint it, or to produce any future edition in printed form, since the online format allows updates to be handled much more satisfactorily. Copies of both First and Second Editions may be available on the second-hand market, although be warned that they are often sold at massively inflated prices.
Archives ordering procedure. We have introduced some changes to the procedure for ordering items from the Society Archives, to reflect the latest advice on matters of copyright, and to allow us to respond more quickly to what has unfortunately become a regular increase in postal charges. For more details see here.
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