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The Sylvia Townsend Warner Society was launched in January 2000 in Dorchester by a group of enthusiasts, assembling for an inaugural meeting at the County Museum. The main aim of the Society is to promote a wide readership for and a better understanding of the writings of Sylvia Townsend Warner.

We provide a wide range of information on Sylvia Townsend Warner. Please follow the links on the top of each page to learn about Sylvia's life, her works and the reception of her work by the general public and literary critics, and to access the freely available online version of the Sylvia Townsend Warner Journal. Follow this link to join the Sylvia Townsend Warner Society.

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News

AUCTION OF LETTERS FROM SYLVIA TOWNSEND WARNER TO OLIVER WARNER

On 27 November 2018 an auction will be held at Bonhams Auctioneers in London of a batch of 64 letters from Sylvia Townsend Warner to her friend Oliver Warner.

You can see more information about this on the Bonhams website. The estimate is £2000 - £3000.

Spanning over forty years, with the majority from the 1930's and early 40's, the letters reveal a close and affectionate friendship which had begun in 1928 with their joint purchase of 113 Inverness Terrace, a house she refers to as the "Warnerium", an expedient arrangement whereby Oliver and his wife took the upper floors with Sylvia living below.

Book of the Month name their Book of the Year Award after Lolly Willowes.

The Book of the Month club was founded in 1926 and the first monthly book they ever read was Sylvia's Lolly Willowes. That inspired them to name their Award after the book's leading character.

Read more on their website.

Raise of subscriptions fees for STWS membership

As of beginning of next year the subscription fees for an annual membership in the Sylvia Townsend Warner Society will be as follows:
18£ - UK individual subscription
12£ - UK individual unwaged/student
20£ - UK joint subscription
15£ - UK joint unwaged/student
28£ - Overseas individual subscription (= 36$ or €31)
20£ - Overseas individual unwaged/student (= 26$ or €22)
30£ - Overseas joint subscription (= 39$ or €33.50)
22£ - Overseas joint unwaged/student (= 28.50$ or €24.50)

Membership always is counted from 1st January to 31 December of each calendar year. See the Society page on how to pay your membership fee.

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