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


Heron-Allen Lecture 2024
Professor Jonathan Baillie:
"The journey to 30 by 30"
Friday 1 March 2024
5pm to 6.30pm
Simpkins Lee Theatre,
Lady Margaret Hall

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The lecture series is established in memory of Armorel Heron-Allen, a talented LMH undergraduate reading Natural Sciences killed in a motorcar accident in 1930.

A drinks reception will follow the lecture.

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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 very sad deaths of Tim McCann last summer, and John Whittaker this summer, your committee has struggled to see what the future is for the Society. You will have seen the announcements we have made on the website, but of course more needs to be done.

We do currently have enough in the bank to publish this autumn’s Newsletter, so we have decided to suspend this year’s subscriptions as we are aware that we can’t provide value for money to members at the moment; anyone who feels they would still like to make a donation is very welcome. Please let Pam know if so. We are uncertain what our plans will be for next year; any suggestions or offers of help will be welcomed!

We are also now needing material for the Newsletter, which we would like to receive as soon as possible now, as various circumstances have considerably delayed the sending of this message. Please do send to Juliet, first and foremost your memories of and tributes to John Whittaker, and any photos you have of him, and in addition any articles or papers you can put together or already have to hand which could be included. We will also include the material from the last Symposium, which sadly John was too unwell to attend.

Many thanks and very best wishes
Juliet (Hon. Sec.) and Pam (Treasurer)