Arthur Birling, a prosperous manufacturer, is holding a family dinner party to celebrate his daughter's engagement. Just when everything seems to be going well, they receive a surprise visit from an Inspector Goole who is investigating the suicide of a young girl. As the Inspector reveals more about the circumstances that led to the death of Eva Smith, each member of the family comes under the spotlight, and questions of guilt and responsibility are raised....
|Publisher||Penguin Audio; 2011|
In 1934, JB Priestley published an account of his journey through England from Southampton to the Black Country, to the North East and Newcastle, to Norwich. In capturing and describing an English landscape and people hitherto unseen, he influenced the thinking and attitudes of an entire generation and helped formulate the formation of the welfare state.
FESTIVAL AT FARBRIDGE
A light-hearted novel which concentrates on a few weeks in the life of a village in England in the period leading up to a summer festival. Published to coincide with the festival of Britain in 1951.
THE GOOD COMPANIONS
Three unhappy characters, Jess Oakroyd, Miss Trant and Inigo Jollifant flee from their old lives to seek adventure on the open road. Fate brings them together and into the presence of a broken-down theatrical touring company. Throwing caution to the winds they save the group and set off on an unforgettable tour of the pavilions and provincial theatres of England.