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Ideologies of ConservatismConservative Political Ideas in the Twentieth Century$
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E. H. H. Green

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780198205937

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205937.001.0001

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The Battle of the Books: Book Clubs and Conservatism in the 1930s

The Battle of the Books: Book Clubs and Conservatism in the 1930s

(p.135) Chapter 5 The Battle of the Books: Book Clubs and Conservatism in the 1930s
Ideologies of Conservatism


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This chapter examines the genesis and development of the Conservative book clubs, namely the Right Book Club, championed by Christina Foyle of the booksellers W & G Foyle, and the National Book Association promoted by Arthur Bryant, head of the Education department at Ashridge College. The chapter shows how these organisations were part of a Conservative attempt to counter what was seen as a Leftist dominance of the world of letters.

Keywords:   Conservative book clubs, Right Book Club, National Book Association, Arthur Bryant, Ashridge College, Christina Foyle

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