The Walter Greenwood: Not Just Love on the Dole site is under development, but is gaining some substance, with articles currently totalling just over 88,000 words. Here is the plan at present, so readers have a sense of what is done already, and what is to come and when.
I will be adding fairly regularly a number of new articles about Greenwood. Already completed are twenty-nine more or less substantial articles on:
‘Greenwood’s Other Books’ (my introductions to ten of his novels, his two non-fiction works, and his memoir – the fullest published account of his complete literary oeuvre)
‘Greenwood’s Dust-Wrappers and Covers 1933 to the present’
‘Walter Greenwood: a Biographical Time-line’
‘Resources for Learning about Walter Greenwood.’
‘Walter Greenwood’s Short Stories.’
‘Walter Greenwood and Arthur Wragg’s The Cleft Stick – an Introduction’
‘Walter Greenwood and Film’
‘The Film of Love on the Dole (1941)’
‘Why is Walter Greenwood important?’
‘Walter Greenwood’s Creative Partnerships.’
‘Love on the Dole in Sheffield: a Unique Story.’
‘Love on the Dole – a Concise Commercial Adaptation (1939)?’
‘Love on the Dole and the Clergy’
‘Walter Greenwood and the Spy: an Incredible Story’
‘Walter Greenwood’s Finances and Love on the Dole’
‘Walter Greenwood’s Tie’
‘Walter Greenwood and the Delta Bombers’
‘A Second Walter Greenwood? Edward A. Hibbitt, Salford Novelist’
‘Love on the Dole – a Home-made Dust-wrapper’
‘Walter Greenwood: a Biography’
‘Cape and Penguin Advertise Greenwood’
‘Three New Autobiographical Pieces by Walter Greenwood’
‘Walter Greenwood on Radio and TV’
‘Walter Greenwood and Dora Bryan’
‘Walter Greenwood and Gracie Fields’
‘The Autodidact’s Introduction to Love on the Dole: the Nelson Anthology of Modern Drama (1936)’
‘Love on the Dole: ‘Programmes Jealously Preserved’. 1935-2010′
‘Love on the Dole: an Australian Glass-slide Cinema Advert, circa 1942’
‘Love on the Dole: the Cigarette Card’.
Eventually there should be about thirty-five articles of varying length on a range of topics covering Walter’s whole writing-career from the nineteen-thirties to the nineteen-seventies – for example, ‘Greenwood and his Contemporaries’, ‘Greenwood’s Plays’, ‘Love on the Dole in the Theatre’ and so on. The aim is to produce a helpful and full range of resources for those interested in Greenwood’s life and work and in the way he represented the working-people of Salford and other parts of Britain. Since these articles will be new and original pieces it will take a while to write them. I estimate that these thirty-five articles will be completed by the end of December 2020.
After that, I’ll add further material if / as further ideas come up (and whenever I discover any more new material about Walter Greenwood).
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– best wishes Chris Hopkins