The Margery Allingham Society

From The Glue Works

The newsletter of the Margery Allingham Society

No.21 - June 2009

Mr. Lugg
As a sequel to the celebration of Mr. Lugg in March, a booklet of 36 pages has been published, containing the text presented on that occasion, augmented by extracts from books not included in the original programme. The cost of the booklet is £5 and it may be obtained from Lesley Simpson.
Future Programme
We had a most enjoyable lunch at the University Women’s Club on 23 May, to celebrate the 105th birthday of Margery Allingham, the 109th of Albert Campion and, incidentally, the 150th of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Our guest, Janet Laurence, contributed greatly to the success of the occasion.
The next event will be a day trip to Kersey in Suffolk, the model for Sanctuary in Look to the Lady, to take place on Saturday 25th July. In order for us to complete the arrangements for the day, please complete and return the booking form that follows. Kersey is accessible only by private transport. Once we have heard from you we will put car drivers in touch with potential passengers and hope to get us all there efficiently.
The autumn event will take place at the University of Westminster, formerly the Regent Street Polytechnic, where Margery Allingham and Pip Carter were students in the early 1920s. The University would prefer us to move the proposed date of a Saturday in September to Saturday 24 October. It is intended to present a programme of material written by Margery Allingham during her student years, including a scene from her verse play Dido and Aeneas.
Albert Campion’s Biography
There has been an excellent response for the call for volunteers however there is always room for more people to contribute. It involves reading one (or more!) of the Campion novels or short story collections and noting all references to Campion’s life, background, associates &c. We have set a target date of the 2010 AGM for the research phase. Then the information will be collated for the biographer to work on. Contact Jo Hesslewood for an information pack, and let her know which book(s) you would like to do.
Visit to Kersey, 25 July
We shall be visiting the Suffolk village of Kersey, model for Sanctuary in Look to the Lady, on 25 July next. The village is remote and accessible only by car, so we shall be dependent on members who will be able and willing to offer lifts on the day. The nearest railway station seems to be Sudbury to the West of Kersey, but Manningtree, to the South-east, is also a likely pick up point. Sudbury is the northern terminus of the line from Marks Tey (which we have used in the past when visiting Chappel / Wakes Colne). Marks Tey is on the Colchester Line from Liverpool Street. Manningtree is on the Ipswich line, also from Liverpool Street.
For Sale
Copies of all back issues of the Bottle Street Gazette are available. Prices range from £2 to £5, depending on the number of pages. Postage is extra – a single issue to the UK is standard second class postage. Contact Lesley Simpson for more details.
We also have copies of all these items for sale. Sterling cheques should be made payable to The Margery Allingham Society and sent to Lesley Simpson. All prices are in UK pounds. If you’d like to pay in other currencies, contact Lesley Simpson for means to pay.
Price including postage UK Europe Rest of World
The Adventures of Margery Allingham by Julia Jones 12.50 14.50 17.50
Campion's Career by Barry Pike 7.50 9.50 13.00
Margery Allingham: 100 Years of a Great Mystery Writer. Hardback 18.00 21.50 27.50
Margery Allingham: 100 Years of a Great Mystery Writer. Paperback 16.00 19.00 24.00
The Albert Memorial 6.50 7.50 9.00
A Bottle Street Miscellany 6.50 7.50 8.00
Magersfontein Lugg: A Celebration 5.00 6.00 6.50
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Please return to Jo Hesslewood by Saturday 20th June 2009.

I intend to come to Kersey on 25th July

I would like a lift from (location) _____________________________

I shall be driving and can offer lifts as follows
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Preferred pick-up places ____________________________________

Name: ___________________________________________________

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