Edward Heron-Allen
Edward Heron-Allen outside Large Acres, 1922


The Society's 20th Annual Symposium will be held at
St. Peter's Church Hall, Selsey
Saturday 9 July 2022
The theme is 'Fossils, Monsters and Roman Heads'

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Joachim in the Heron-Allen Collection at the Royal College of Music, London
Powerpoint presentation by
Sinni Francesco Ricci

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New Book

Three Ghost-Written Novels
Edward Heron-Allen

Edited and with an introduction by Dabiel Corrick

(Snuggly Books, 2021)

Hardback 556pp.
Limited to 120 copies. $48
Paperback 554pp., $32

Contains The Princess Daphne, Bella-Demonia and The Vengeance of Maurice Denalquez

New Book

The Complete Shorter Fiction
Edward Heron-Allen

(Snuggly Books, 2019)

Hardback 582pp., Limited to 120 copies. $50
Paperback 580pp., $36.00

Presented here for the first time in a single volume, is the entire corpus of short fiction by Edward Heron-Allen, one of England’s most intriguing, and unnecessarily obscure, authors. From “The Suicide of Sylvester Gray,” the novella which was an inspiration for The Portrait of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde, a friend of Heron-Allen’s, to “The Cheetah Girl,” an outrageous masterpiece of biological science fiction, the present collection is a tour de force of the elegant, the bizarre, and the unmentionable.

With a total of thirty tales, the five volumes contained herein, many of which have previously only been obtainable for exorbitant prices, are now finally available in a proper format for connoisseurs, and the unafraid.

New Book

The Cheetah Girl
Edward Heron-Allen

(Snuggly Books, 2019)

Hardback 74pp.
Limited to 110 copies. $26

New Book

Edward Heron-Allen. A Bibliography
By John P. Mahoney and
Timothy J. McCann

Copies of the Bibliography can be ordered from the Chairman for £25 plus £2.95 postage

This is a first attempt at a definitive bibliography of Edward Heron-Allen. This bibliography is divided into three parts. The first part is devoted to Heron-Allen’s books and pamphlets. The second part, devoted to articles written by Heron-Allen, includes his many contributions to foraminiferal research, the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, local history and archaeology, the history of the violin, the Journal Notes and Queries, the Dictionary of National Biography and the biographies of violinists in Grove’s Dictionary of Music. Finally, the third part, includes all published references to Heron-Allen, his life, work and interests. These include books, articles and relevant websites.

Edward Heron-Allen's A Fatal Fiddle

The Society

The Heron-Allen Society was formed at a meeting at the West Sussex Record Office in Chichester on 5th June 2000.

The objectives of the Society are to study and record all aspects of the life and interests of Edward Heron-Allen, 1861-1943 and to promote his work.

It is with special thanks to his grandson, Ivor Jones, that we are able to bring you the information contained on these pages. All material by Edward Heron-Allen, either under his own name or the various pseudonyms that he employed, is copyright the Estate of Heron-Allen.

Following the recent death of our Chairman Tim McCann, we regret that the Society is currently unable to answer any requests for information relating to Heron-Allen researches. We will update the website when we have further news on this.

It is with great sadness that we let you know that our Chairman Tim McCann became ill earlier this year, and died peacefully on Sunday 26 June. There will be a full obituary, and further news in due course, as well as an update on the 9 July Symposium and AGM.

Tim with Heron-Allen's christening cup
Tim with Heron-Allen's christening cup