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"The rediscovery of Priestley as both novelist and playwright is long overdue. As a writer of fiction he belongs in a great English realist tradition that includes Bennett, Wells and Galsworthy. As a dramatist, he had a rare capacity to explore ideas and paint a vision of a better future. He is due for re-evaluation and the re-publication of Bright Day is a vital stage in that process." Michael Billington, Arts Critic, The Guardian."Synopsis:
The story is that of disillusioned and stale Hollywood scriptwriter Gregory Dawson. A chance encounter in a Cornish hotel sends him back to the Bruddersford (Bradford) of his youth before the First World War. Caught in the past, Dawson relives his time within the magic circle of the Alington family, days on the moors, his work in a wool office and his first tentative steps towards becoming an author. With the energy of a creative act, Dawson allows the years he'd forgotten about to take shape and join hands with the present. Summing up his recollections of the past and the realisation of his present role in a sterile world, he is led towards an entirely new conception of the future. Dawson slowly comes back to life and sees the world with renewed energy and zest.
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Book Description Great Northern Books, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Very Good: a copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Seller Inventory # wbb0014524614
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Book Description Great Northern Books Ltd., Ilkley, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Volume in 'Rediscovering Priestley ' series.Unread. D/W shelf-worn, marks on front and back,not price-clipped.Book black boards, silk ribbon marker, includes illustrated life of Priestley and introduction by Margaret Drabble. Seller Inventory # 013665
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Book Description Great Northern Books, Ilkey, Yorkshire, England, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. Tom Priestley, who wrote to book's foreword, signed on the "Contents" page. Gilt lettering on black covers in a pictorial dust jacket. Two silk bookmark ribbons (white & black). 8vo, 320pp. Seller Inventory # 008490