Events

 

WINTER TALK: MARGERY ALLINGHAM ON THE RADIO:
8 February 2020 at 12.30pm
Venue: The Concert Artistes Association, 20 Bedford Street, London WC2E 9HP

The Society’s Chairman Barry Pike will talk about Margery Allingham on the Radio and there will be a light buffet lunch. We will start at 1230 with lunch at 1300, followed by Barry’s talk. The event costs £20 per person which includes the buffet lunch. The bar will be open to buy drinks. Guests as well as members are very welcome.

Please contact Susan Cooper if you would like to attend: susan.cooper@talktalk.net.

 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND LUNCH 2020: 23 May 2019
AGM: 11.15 am for 11.30 am
Birthday Lunch 12.30 pm for 1.00 pm

Venue: University Women’s Club, Audley Square, London W1K 1DB

The speaker this year is Peter Gutteridge.  Peter was the second winner of the Margery Allingham/Crime Writers Association Short Story competition. He is a distinguished crime writer and critic.

Further details, including costs and how to book will follow shortly.

Past events

WINTER LUNCH 2019: 23 November

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Members of the Society gathered again at The Union, Sheldon Square, London for a pre-Christmas get together. You will see we even got the same table as last year!

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND LUNCH 25 May 2019

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This year’s Guest of Honour was Edwin Buckhalter, publisher of Mike Ripley’s Campion books. Edwin spoke entertainingly about working in the publishing industry and, in particular, the collaboration with Mike Ripley in the continuation series of Campion novels.

WEEKEND CONVENTION: 12 to 14 April 2019

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Members of the Society gathered for a weekend convention at the Holiday Inn, Colchester.  Highlights of the weekend included a visit to the Allingham Archive held at the University of Essex in Colchester and a guided tour of D’Arcy House and gardens, Margery’s home in Tolleshunt D’Arcy for most of her writing career.

WINTER LUNCH: 1 December 2018

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This year’s lunch was held on 1 December at The Union, Sheldon Square, London – a new venue, which proved very popular.

A CELEBRATION OF 30 YEARS OF THE SOCIETY AND 80 YEARS SINCE THE PUBLICATION OF A FASHION IN SHROUDS: 20th October 2018

The Society held a talk by Barry Pike on A Fashion In Shrouds followed by lunch at the Concert Artistes Association, 20 Bedford Street, London WC2E 9HP.

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND LUNCH: 5th May 2018

The Guest Speaker was writer and historian Ruth Dudley Edwards.

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Ruth’s crime fiction is noted for its satirical tone. Her recent novel, Killing The Emperors, set in the art world, won the Goldsboro Last Laugh Award in 2013. Her non-fiction book, Aftermath: the Omagh Bombing and the Families’ Pursuit of Justice, published in 2012, was named the Sunday Times Current Affairs Book of the Year and won the Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger award for non-fiction. Ruth is a member of The Detection Club and was one of the co-authors of its recent publication, The Sinking Admiral.