OTS 2017: No More Love on the Dole - Professor Chris Hopkins

No More Love on the Dole

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This event last happened on 21 October 2017

Walter Greenwood’s 1933 novel Love on the Dole sold 46,290 copies and had attracted millions to see the stage version by 1939. The British Board of Film Censors objected so strongly to its portrayal of working-class life that a film version was rejected until 1941. This illustrated talk explores the neglected 1944 sequel novel, casts new light on the book’s censorship and looks at how Greenwood supported the People’s War and the welfare state.

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