December London Meeting: Saturday 1 December 2018

 Saturday December 1st: Howard Smith – Herbert Tourtel and Rupert the Bear.

On November 8, 1920, one of the most enduring and well-loved children’s characters in British fiction made his first appearance in the Daily Express. The then news editor of the Express, Guernseyman Herbert Tourtel, was approached with the task of producing a new comic strip to rival those of the Mail and Mirror and immediately thought of his wife Mary, already an established author and artist.

Venue: Fountains Abbey, 109 Praed Street London W2 1RL (nearest station Paddington).

Time: 12.15pm for pub lunch followed by talk.

No advance notice necessary.

November London Meeting: Saturday 17 November 2018

 Saturday November 17th: Anne Allen – The Guernsey Novels. Anne Allen lives by the sea in Devon but spent 14 years living in Guernsey. She is now an award-winning novelist and has published six novels in the Guernsey Novels series.

Meet at Fountains Abbey, 109 Praed Street London W2 1RL (nearest station Paddington)

Time: 12.15pm for a pub lunch followed by Anne’s talk.

No advance notice necessary.