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Angela Thirkell
Dylan Thomas
Edward Thomas
Flora Thompson
J. R. Tolkien
Anthony Trollope

[Alfred, Lord Tennyson]The Tennyson Society
Alfred Lord Tennyson Page
Membership Application Form
Contact: Miss J. Jefferson, Central Library, Free School Lane, Lincoln LN2 1EZ
William Makepeace ThackerayThe Thackeray Society
Contact: Robert Proctor, Reform Club, 104 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5EW
Angela ThirkellThe Angela Thirkell Society
East Anglia
Contact: Sarah Preston, 248 Hills Road, Cambridge, 07906 617991
Sussex and Borders
Contact: Thelma Bignell, tel: 01903 244112.
Wirral Second Thursday of every month.
Contact: Paddy Hancock, tel: 0151 608 9505
Contact: Valerie Ramsden, tel: 0113 258 2241
The West Midlands Branch
Contact: Helen Hackney, 01299 822 737
The Angela Thirkell Society is now operating a book loan scheme for books about Angela Thirkell or connected with her in some way (not her novels), which members may not be able to afford or which are difficult to get hold of. Please contact Penny Aldred, address below, for further details.
 Membership application form
Details of the Society
The Angela Thirkell Society
The American Angela Thirkell Society
Angela Thirkell
Contact: Mrs. P. Aldred, Secretary, 54 Belmont Park, London SE13 5BN, e-mail: penny.aldred@ntlworld.com Tel: 0208 244 9339
[Dylan Thomas] The Dylan Thomas Society of Great Britain
Membership application form
Dylan Thomas Country site with many more Dylan Thomas links.
Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea
Pop culture site on Dylan Thomas
Contact: Cecily Hughes (Mrs), 24 Chapel Street, Mumbles, Swansea SA3 4NH Tel: 01792 363875

[Edward Thomas]The Edward Thomas Fellowship
EDWARD THOMAS 90th ANNIVERSARY, Widescreen DVD/PAL to commemorate the event
Forthcoming Fellowship Events

Membership Application Form
The Edward Thomas Fellowship Page
2 poems
New book
The Dymock Poets' Society - Edward Thomas
Contact: Colin G. Thornton, 1, Carfax, Undercliff Drive, St. Lawrence, Isle of Wight PO38 1XG Tel:01983 853366 E-mail colingthornton@btopenworld.com

Flora Thompson There is the idea of forming a Society for this lady. If you are interested in joining the Society, or in just reading about Flora Thompson please visit
for the latest news of Flora Thompson.
The Tolkien Society
We produce 6 issues of our Bulletin, Amon Hen and one issue of our Journal Mallorn per year. Also 6 issues of the newsletter News from Fangorn a year for Entings.
Membership enquiries: membership@tolkiensociety.org
Events enquiries: bookings@tolkiensociety.org
Archives enquiries: archives@tolkiensociety.org
The Tolkien Society
Contact: Sally Kennett, 210 Prestbury Road, Cheltenham, Glos. GL52 3ER. Tel: 01242 529757

[Anthony Trollope] The Trollope Society(als) exists, with a world-wide membership, to promote and publish the works of Anthony Trollope, to provide a forum for the exploration of all aspects of his life, and to encourage the reading and enjoyment of his fiction for future generations. The Trollope Society
People can contact the Trollope Society on 020 7720 6789 or by email at info@trollopesociety.org.
Activities include an Annual Dinner in February, the Annual General Meeting and Annual Lecture in November, the Summer Party in July, and other occasional themed visits (eg to Ireland, Bruges, the Lake District).
The Trollope Society has published the Complete Trollope Edition, a set of all forty seven novels and the author's Autobiography, together with his travel books, short stories, and biographies. These are available to be purchased by members of the Trollope Society. A quarterly magazine, Trollopiana, is sent to all members.
The London, Cambridge, York and Edinburgh seminar groups are a great success and meet regularly.
Please contact Martin Chown (martin.chown@tesco.net) if you would like to take part in the any of these groups.
Full details of the activities of the
Trollope Society can be found on the website which is regularly updated.
Direct contacts for the groups and their areas are given below. Those attending the meetings should be members of the main Trollope Society.
London: Martin Chown at martin.chown@tesco.net
York: Peter Lee at pml1@york.ac.uk
Edinburgh: John Dover at jdover@post.harvard.edu
Cambridge (which tends to be oversubscribed): Michael Williamson at michael@thecleeve.freeserve.co.uk
Membership application form
Contact: Priscilla Hungerford, (Chairman), Maritime House, Old Town, Clapham, London SW4 0JW, Tel: 020 7720 6789