Thursday, 7 October 2010

What I Hear. October 29, 1927.

These up to the minute literary news snippets appear in John O'London's Weekly.

Mr. Gilbert Frankau has returned from a holiday in France, where he has been working on a new story to be called "So Much Good."

In the Kingsway Hall on Friday, October 28th, Mr. G.B. Shaw and Mr. G.K. Chesterton are to debate the question, "Do We Agree?" Mr. Hilaire Belloc will be in the chair.

Mr. J.B. Priestley is at work on a long novel which will run to almost a quarter of a million words. Like Mr. John Galsworthy, he is a keen player of deck tennis. He has a charming country home at Church Handborough, near Oxford.

"Oliver Ainsworth," the author of  "The Assassins," is in private life Sir Henry Sharpe, C.S.I., C.I.E. His favourite holiday is shooting game by day and writing in the evening. Among other recreations he numbers "change of employment."