This is really the beginning of an answer to a question I was asked about whether the success of Love on the Dole took Greenwood from being on the dole to being a millionaire. I don't think so, but some evidence I've recently found suggests that he did make a lot of money from the… Continue reading New Article: Walter Greenwood’s Finances and Love on the Dole
This is the story of a colourful character, sometimes known as James Arthur Edwards, who claimed to be the real co-writer of the play of Love on the Dole, robbed of his rightful authorship after arguing with Greenwood, who then credited Ronald Gow instead. It was not the only unusual story told by or about… Continue reading New Article: Walter Greenwood and the Spy – an Incredible Story
Greenwood claimed in a letter in 1940 that hundreds of sermons had been given about Love on the Dole. I haven't found hundreds, but I have found a number together with a lot of letters to the press about Greenwood's work by clergymen. Some disapproved, others highly praised his work. The article tells the completely… Continue reading New Article! ‘Love on the Dole and the Clergy’
Short new article on a very short newly-discovered text - a jeweller's advert from 1939 which invoked Love on the Dole to attract the newspaper reader's attention. - Best Chris Hopkins.
I have just contributed a two-part guest article to the Reading Sheffield web-site. Sheffield was the only city in which Walter Greenwood's novel appeared as a serial in a local paper, and the only city where the novel and a production of the play version were in the public eye at the same time, during… Continue reading Love on the Dole in Sheffield: a Unique Story