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General Literary Societies and Reading Groups

Siegfried Sassoon
George Bernard Shaw
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Sherlock Holmes
Muriel Spark
Robert Louis Stevenson
SassoonThe Siegfried Sassoon Fellowship (als)
In 2009 a Siegfried Sassoon archive has been made available, subect to money-raised to Cambridge University. Details. But I do not know to whom the papers now belong, or where they can be found.
The Fellowship
The Siegfried General WWI literary information.
Siegfried Sassoon
War and Other Poems
Biographical article from the Spartacus Encyclopedia.
Site dedicated to Sassoon and to Great War literature in general. The webmaster is working on a biography of Sassoon for publication.

The Shaw Society
The Shaw Society was established in 1941 to discuss and celebrate the life and works of Pygmalion playwright George Bernard Shaw.
Meetings are held in Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn, WC1 on the last Friday of every month, 6.30 for 7p.m., except July, August and December. £2 on the door.
International Shaw Society
This society was established in the USA in 2002. It holds an annual symposium at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario each July. For further information, please go to
Shaw’s Corner<
This is a National Trust property in Hertfordshire in which Shaw lived for over forty years.
Oxon, Surrey
Website for Bernard and Bosie
G.B.Shaw Society
For answers to any questions relating to the life and works of playwright George Bernard Shaw, please write to:, 1 Buckland Court, 37 Belsize Park,  London NW3 4EB 
The treasurer is  Evelyn Ellis. The society's email address is

Percy Bysshe Shelley There is an exhibition in New York , Shelley's Ghost: Reshaping the Image of a Literary Family, of a collection of the Shelley family's books in Oxford. These include literary masterpieces such as the handwritten first draft of Frankenstein.
The exhibition includes work by Mary Shelley, her husband Percy Bysshe Shelley and her parents William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft. It will also feature previously unseen memorabilia, manuscripts, new books and personal relics from the family archive, which is based at the Bodleian.

The Sherlock Holmes Society of London
Sherlock Holmes
Muriel Spark
photo by C. Burns, 1995
The Muriel Spark Society(als)
Welcome to the Muriel Spark Society, which was founded in March 2001, with Dame Muriel's personal approval and blessing.
There is a varied programme of events, including talks by eminent speakers, an annual lunch on Dame Muriel's birthday on 1st` February, guided walks around relevant parts of Edinburgh, and meetings in the National Library where the Muriel Spark archive is held.
Tribute to Muriel Sparks
The Muriel Spark Society web page
[The RLS Club Logo]The Robert Louis Stevenson Club
Proposed visit to Appin
As follow-through to continue the interest in Kidnapped Ian Nimmo will be pleased to repeat the Club's trip to Kidnapped Country. Please contact at This could possibly take place during the second half of 2007, if interested please get in touch with Ian before the Club AGM in July, giving the number of people coming and the preferred dates, and whether providing own transport or wishing to share transport if possible.
Proposed visit to the Cevennes:
Around May 30th, 2008
Members in the South If you feel isolated in being so far from Edinburgh, please contact Karen Steele at

The Robert Louis Stevenson Club Page Contact:
Robert Louis Stevenson page