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.
So far, the fullest page is under the ‘Greenwood’s Other Books’ heading, with reviews of ten of his novels and also of his memoir. By June 2018, this section should be complete with introductions to / reviews of all of his published fiction and non-fiction works (and that will make 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 somewhat like the one already posted (and part completed) called ‘Greenwood’s Dust-Wrappers and Covers 1933 to the present’. Eventually there should be about 20 essays of varying length on a range of topics – for example, ‘Greenwood and Film’, ‘Greenwood and his Contemporaries’, ‘Greenwood’s Plays’, ‘Greenwood’s Short Stories’, ‘Greenwood on Television’ 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. A number should be added by September 2018 but I estimate that all these essays will be completed by January 2019.
I’ll also be adding a Biographical Time-line for Greenwood – I think that should be ready to post by July 2018.
After that, I’ll add further material if / as further ideas come up.
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