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Welcome to the Kenneth Grahame Society


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Revision of Website

From late March 2013, through to the end of June 2013, we will be revising this website to move it to new technology and to freshen it up. This current version of  the website should remain fully accessible during that time, but no updates will be added to it. However, we now have a Kenneth Grahame Society FaceBook page which we update on a weekly basis, and we would like to recommend that every Grahame enthusiast who has a FaceBook account follows the activities of the Kenneth Grahame Society there.

 

We apologise for any inconvenience, and thank you for your continued interest and support.

 


2012 Kenneth Grahame Society AGM

The Kenneth Grahame Society is holding its AGM at Blewbury in Oxfordshire on Saturday 15th September.

 

Programme:

Saturday September 15th

1030-1130 – Kenneth Grahame Society AGM in Melland Room in Blewbury Pavilion.

1200-1300 – Informal meal at nearby venue.

1300-1500 – Lectures/Presentations in Melland Room in Blewbury Pavilion.

          (1) Kenneth Grahame and his Blewbury Environment.
          (2) The Wind in the Willows adapted for the iPad.
          (3) The Wind in the Willows: The Illustrator as Interpreter.

1530-1630 – 45min walk around Blewbury village, passing Kenneth Grahame’s residence, Bohams.

 

The morning is for the AGM and, while we generally only have members attending it, everyone is very welcome, as we’re always very grateful for any assistance and support we get, no matter how small it may seem to the participant. The afternoon is open to everyone, and we’re hoping that a few of the local residents from Blewbury will feel free to join us for the presentations and Kenneth Grahame Society updates. As always, all the events are free – albeit everyone buys their own refreshments at the local pub – but we ask that everyone who might attend does contact us to let us know (email: admin@kennethgrahamesociety.net) so that we can plan for overall numbers.

 


Kenneth Grahame Society Publications Now Available At Lower Shipping Rates

On initial publication of Complete Works of Kenneth Grahame and The Wind in the Willows Short Stories, the Kenneth Grahame Society decided to publish these books as hardcover editions with dustjackets. Unfortunately, although the publisher prints in both US and UK, that format was only printed in US, and the shipping costs from the US to the UK and Europe for these original editions were prohibitively high. Now a variety of editions are available, most of them being printed in both the US and the UK. Shipping costs are now much more acceptable for all regions. Please see the "Publications" page for fuller details.

 


Kenneth Grahame Society Flyer

A tri-fold flyer has been produced to create awareness of Kenneth Grahame, the Society, its activities and its publications. It can be downloaded here: "Flyer". We would be delighted if members and enthusiasts would download it, print a few double-sided, colour copies, fold them and distribute them to libraries, bookshops and friends. It requires a little effort, but we would greatly appreciate your support in this. Thank you. 

 


Donations

A new webpage, to enable some members and enthusiasts to make donations to the funding of the Kenneth Grahame Society, using the PayPal donations system, has been created and added to the website. It can be found here: "Donations" All donations are entirely voluntary and membership is still free.

 


Forum

The Kenneth Grahame Society Forum finally closed. It existed for about two years, and it had some interesting discussions and information. However, it was only used by a very small minority of the membership, and it often remained dormant for months at a time. At the 2009 AGM in Oxford it was agreed that the Forum, in such a dormant state, was no great credit to the name of Kenneth Grahame, and the decision to close it was approved. We would like to thank everyone who contributed postings to it over the years. All the information on it has been saved, and some of that will be repackaged and placed on the main website during forthcoming updates to the website.

 


If anyone has any relevant news, details of events, publications, and so forth, please email it to us at admin@kennethgrahamesociety.net.

 

The Kenneth Grahame Society is a member of the Alliance of Literary Societies (ALS).


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