Left Book Club

Scope and Content

Incomplete set of publications by the Left Book Club, a publishing group that exerted a strong left-wing influence in the UK particularly during 1936 to 1948. The Club offered a monthly book choice, for sale to members only, as well as a newsletter that acquired the status of a major political magazine. It also held an annual rally. It ceased publishing in 1948 in its original form, with the concept and series being revived in 2015, following at least one earlier effort to relaunch the series in the early 2000s.

Administrative / Biographical History

Includes a small set of books owned by Rob Smith (Dean of Applied Sciences 2005-2009) donated via John Lancaster. All have a bookplate in front cover.

Conditions Governing Access

Original available for consultation by appointment

Related Material

There is also a set of Left Book Club books in the Huddersfield Labour Party archive. See the list at HLP/EM/2/5