Revision of Website
March 2013, through to the end of June 2013, we will
be revising this website to move it to new
technology and to freshen it up. This current
version of the website should remain fully
accessible during that time, but no updates will be
added to it. However, we now have a
Kenneth Grahame Society FaceBook page which we
update on a weekly basis, and we would like to
recommend that every Grahame enthusiast who has a
FaceBook account follows the activities of the
Kenneth Grahame Society there.
We apologise for any
inconvenience, and thank you for your continued
interest and support.
2012 Kenneth Grahame Society AGM
Kenneth Grahame Society is holding its AGM
at Blewbury in Oxfordshire on
Saturday 15th September.
Saturday September 15th
1030-1130 – Kenneth Grahame Society AGM in
Melland Room in Blewbury Pavilion.
1200-1300 – Informal meal at nearby venue.
1300-1500 – Lectures/Presentations in Melland
Room in Blewbury Pavilion.
(1) Kenneth Grahame and his Blewbury Environment.
(2) The Wind in the
Willows adapted for the iPad.
(3) The Wind in the
Willows: The Illustrator as Interpreter.
1530-1630 – 45min walk around Blewbury village,
passing Kenneth Grahame’s residence, Bohams.
morning is for the AGM and, while we generally
only have members attending it, everyone is very
welcome, as we’re always very grateful for any
assistance and support we get, no matter how
small it may seem to the participant. The
afternoon is open to everyone, and we’re hoping
that a few of the local residents from Blewbury
will feel free to join us for the presentations
and Kenneth Grahame Society updates. As always,
all the events are free – albeit everyone buys
their own refreshments at the local pub – but we
ask that everyone who might attend does contact
us to let us know
so that we can plan for overall numbers.
Kenneth Grahame Society
Publications Now Available At Lower Shipping Rates
On initial publication
of Complete Works of Kenneth Grahame and
The Wind in the Willows Short Stories, the Kenneth Grahame Society
decided to publish these books as hardcover editions
with dustjackets. Unfortunately, although the
publisher prints in both US and UK, that format was
only printed in US, and the shipping costs from the
US to the UK and Europe for these original editions
were prohibitively high. Now a variety of editions
are available, most of them being printed in both
the US and the UK. Shipping costs are now much more
acceptable for all regions. Please see the "Publications"
A tri-fold flyer has
been produced to create awareness of Kenneth
Grahame, the Society, its activities and its
publications. It can be downloaded here: "Flyer".
We would be delighted if members and enthusiasts
would download it, print a few double-sided, colour
copies, fold them and distribute them to libraries,
bookshops and friends. It requires a little effort,
but we would greatly appreciate your support in
this. Thank you.
new webpage, to enable some members and enthusiasts to make
donations to the funding of the Kenneth Grahame Society, using the
PayPal donations system, has been created and added
to the website. It can be found here: "Donations"
All donations are entirely
voluntary and membership is still free.
The Kenneth Grahame Society Forum finally closed. It
existed for about two years, and it had some
interesting discussions and information. However, it
was only used by a very small minority of the
membership, and it often remained dormant for months
at a time. At the 2009 AGM in Oxford it was agreed
that the Forum, in such a dormant state, was no
great credit to the name of Kenneth Grahame, and the
decision to close it was approved. We would like to
thank everyone who contributed postings to it over
the years. All the information on it has been saved,
and some of that will be repackaged and placed on
the main website during forthcoming updates to the
If anyone has any relevant news,
details of events, publications, and so forth,
please email it to us at