A new arrival in Special Collections. Volume 11, October 2010 issue of the J.B. Priestley Society Journal, full of Priestley scholarship. I particularly liked an article by Priestley’s bibliographer, Alan Day, exploring in detail J.B.’s relationship with Canada. Having missed the Priestley Society annual lecture of 2010, I was pleased to see it reprinted in this issue: Ken Smith discussed Priestley’s Literature and Western Man, shedding new light on this massive and rather neglected work.
The issue also contains two pieces by me, both available online, but printed for the benefit of the many Society members who do not use the web: the text of the oration for the award of honorary degree to Tom Priestley, and reflections on the series Priestley’s Finest Hour.
The journal itself is not currently available online. Society members receive a copy, and it is held by ourselves, national libraries, and some other university libraries.