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Priestley: Plays One

Priestley: Plays One by J.B. Priestley
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Includes the plays Laburnum Grove, When We Are Married and Mr Kettle and Mrs Moon


With an introduction by Tom Priestley and a foreword by Roy Hattersley.


These three domestic comedies display J B Priestley's talent for the ordinary situation turned sharply on its head. In Laburnum Grove George Radfern's friends and relations want a share of his wealth - until they find out where it's come from. When We Are Married features three high-minded couples who gather to celebrate their silver wedding anniversaries, only to discover they were never properly married at all.


And in Mr Kettle and Mrs Moon an unassuming bank manager turns rebel when a voice tells him to pack in his position and stay at home.In these mischievous depictions of respectability gone awry, the proud and the prejudiced battle against emerging truths and potential scandal. J B Priestley proves himself a skilled craftsman and presents his characters with rich humour, warmth and humanity.

OBERON BOOKS Ltd; June 2003
312 pages; ISBN 9781849438674
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Title: Priestley: Plays One
Author: J.B. Priestley