ALSo… The Journal of the Alliance of Literary Societies 2022 – “The Day Job”

You may be a member of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London– but did you know that the Society is itself a member of the Alliance of Literary Societies?

The Alliance of Literary Societies is the umbrella organisation for literary societies and groups in the UK. It was formed in 1973 and currently has around 125 member societies. 

The ALS provides support and advice on a variety of literary subjects, as well as promoting cooperation between member societies. Each year it has a weekend event hosted by a different member society.

The 2022 issue of the ALS journal is out now. The topic this year is “The Day Job”. The articles in this issue are:

  • “The Worlds of Charles Dodgson and Lewis Carroll” by Stephen Folan

  • “Charlotte Mary Yonge (1823 – 1901): Teacher, Author – and Lady of the Parish” by Clemence Schultze

  • “Franz Kafka at the Office” by Simon Keeton

  • “Nevil Shute: The Day Job” by  Christopher Martin

  • “Three Ways of Looking at Wallace Stevens” by Marty Ross

  • “‘Very well then, journalism…’: the Day Job of Geoffrey Grigson” by R. M. Healey

You can read or download ALSo… 2022 here:

We’re in distinguished company in the Alliance, alongside the likes of the Jerome K Jerome Society, the Robert Louis Stevenson Club, the Oscar Wilde Society, the J.M. Barrie Literary Society, the Kipling Society, the Dickens Fellowship, the Lewis Carroll Society, the Wilkie Collins Society, the Dracula Society, the John Buchan Society, the P.G. Wodehouse Society – and the Royal Society of Literature!

You’ll find the ALS website at 


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