The Walter Greenwood: Not Just Love on the Dole site is under development and I estimate will take about two years to get somewhere close to completion. Here is the plan at present, so readers have a sense of what is done already, and what is to come and when.
‘Greenwood’s Other Books’ is now complete, with reviews of ten of his novels, of his two non-fiction works, and also of his memoir. This makes it the most complete published account of his literary oeuvre – my book has much more detail on Love on the Dole and on his major fiction works, but does not cover his memoir nor his non-fiction so fully – there wasn’t room).
I will be adding fairly regularly a number of other articles about Greenwood. Already completed are five further substantial articles on:
‘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’
Eventually there should be about 20 articles of varying length on a range of topics covering Walter’s whole writing career form the nineteen-thirties to the nineteen-seventies – for example, ‘Greenwood and Film’, ‘Greenwood and his Contemporaries’, ‘Greenwood’s Plays’, ‘Greenwood on Television’, Greenwood’s Artistic Relationships’ 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 20 articles will be completed by July 2020.
After that, I’ll add further material if / as further ideas come up (and if I discover any more new material about Walter Greenwood).
Do follow the site so you can see what new material is added over the next year or so! (click on the ‘Follow’ button at the left-hand bottom corner of the page).
– best wishes Chris Hopkins