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Book Launch and OWS Birthday Dinner

October 14, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Thanks to the generosity of an Oscar Wilde Society member and collector of Wildean material, we are able to publish a facsimile edition of Constance Wilde’s autograph book.

The book is in the collection of the British Library and is reproduced by its kind permission. It has never been published before, except in short extracts. Devon Cox, known to all of us as the author of A Street of Wonderful Possibilities: Whistler, Wilde & Sargent in Tite Street, has done a magnificent job of editing this major contribution to our appreciation of Constance, Oscar and their world.

His brilliant introduction puts Constance’s autograph book, ‘a vision of a unique gathering of notable men and women’, into the context of her own interests and circles of friends, and shows how it reflects the different stages of her marriage to Oscar.

Constance Wilde was a talented and much loved woman. It is time for her to step out from under the shadow of her famous husband, and the publication of her autograph book will help her to do that!

This facsimile edition of Constance Wilde’s Autograph Book 1886-1896 is beautifully produced, fully illustrated and printed in colour throughout. The price is £25. However, by following the link below you can take advantage of our special pre-publication offer of only £20:

Constance Wilde’s Autograph Book

We will launch the book at our annual Birthday Dinner which this year will be held at the beautiful Savile Club in Mayfair at 69 Brook Street, London W1K 4ER. Our speaker this year will be Devon Cox who will talk to us about Constance Wilde’s autograph book.  The dinner will start at 19.30. All those attending the dinner will be invited to the book launch, which will precede the dinner and start at 18.00.

Unfortunately, the book launch and dinner are now completely sold out, but to save a place on the waiting list, please send an email to:


October 14, 2022
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The Savile Club, the Clubhouse
69 Brook Street W1K 4ER + Google Map