EDGAR WALLACE SOCIETY
was founded in 1969 by Penelope Wallace
Edgar Wallace's youngest daughter, with the primary
To bring together all who have an interest in her father's life and work;
To keep his name alive in the memories of older readers;
To introduce new generations to his stories.
Over the past thirty years membership of the Edgar Wallace Society has
spread into over 20 countries with members including collectors of first
editions - these who specialise in signed copies, original dust jackets,
ephemera related to Edgar Wallace's activities in journalism, theatre and films
- plus many who are just readers of his stories and do not mind the edition or
condition of a book as long as it is readable.
From its start until the end of 1984 Penelope Wallace organized the Edgar
Wallace Society herself. It was because of her personality and due to her many
contacts throughout the World that many Edgar Wallace -enthusiasts became members
of the Society. After handing over to a new organizer she remained president
of the Edgar Wallace Society until her death in January 1997. It is now being
orgainsed by Penelope's daughter Penelope.
The Edgar Wallace Society holds meetings at Edgar Wallace related locations,
e.g. The London Press Club, The Edgar Wallace Pub in London or the former British
Lion Film Studios in Beaconsfield. Most recently special theatre productions
and showings of rare films have been part of these events.
On joining the Edgar Wallace Society new members will receive a 4-page biography
of Edgar Wallace written by his daughter Penelope wallace together with a complete
list Compiled by Penelope Wallace of all books written by Edgar Wallace and
an Edgar Wallace Society Keyring.
The Society's magazine, The Crimson
Circle, provides members with information on matters of interest about
Edgar Wallace including details of his books, news on films, television, radio,
etc. as well as contributions from members. Membership is on an annual basis
commencing in January.
See application form for current subscrption rates