JB Priestley

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Five great British walks with a literary twist
From Boswell and Johnson bickering in Scotland to the coast that inspired Enid Blyton’s Famous Five

Peter Fiennes

14, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Cynthia Midgley obituary
Other Lives: Viola player with professional quartets and chamber orchestras

Clare Midgley

26, Jan, 2021 @6:37 PM

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Proud to be English: How we can shape a progressive patriotism
A smaller nation – post-imperial, post-EU, and possibly one day even post-UK – has begun to emerge. It’s time the left caught up

Julian Coman

17, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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This column will bring you inspiration to get through the day
JB Priestley celebrated the everyday in 1949. I, too, will bring flowers in a tangle of weeds

Hannah Jane Parkinson

27, Oct, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Life with JB Priestley, by the woman he trusted most of all
Lost memoir reveals playwright’s vanities and key friendships

Vanessa Thorpe Observer arts and media editor

17, Jun, 2018 @5:05 AM

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Let’s shout it from the dales: here’s why Yorkshire is the best | Dave Simpson
Part of the the county has been named as the happiest place in Britain. To music and football writer Dave Simpson, that’s no surprise

Dave Simpson

28, Sep, 2017 @8:00 AM

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An Inspector Calls and E15: this week’s best UK theatre and dance
From Stephen Daldry’s ground-breaking production to a visceral take on the welfare crisis. Plus: Worst Wedding Ever, Material Men Redux and more

Lyn Gardner and Judith Mackrell

03, Feb, 2017 @10:30 AM

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JB Priestley works enjoy remarkable renaissance
Works of author and playwright once dismissed as voice of bygone era are now being brought to new audiences

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and media correspondent

24, Dec, 2016 @1:08 PM

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An Inspector Calls review – Stephen Daldry helps make the case for justice
A timely revival of Daldry’s expressionistic staging of JB Priestley’s moral thriller repeats its plea for a fairer and more compassionate world

Lyn Gardner

13, Nov, 2016 @2:47 PM

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Donald Trump plays Citizen Kane to perfection | Brief letters
Brief letters: Witney byelection | ‘Fraud at the Polls’ | JB Priestley’s Jenny Villiers | Alan Partridge’s dislike of Noel Edmonds | Brexit in French | Jean-Claude Juncker


23, Oct, 2016 @6:31 PM

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When We Are Married review – Barrie Rutter toasts Priestley perennial
Northern Broadsides offer a surprisingly genial take on the tale of three couples whose silver wedding party descends into confusion

Alfred Hickling

15, Sep, 2016 @12:39 PM

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The Roundabout review – stylish return for early Priestley play
JB Priestley never reconciled the comic and serious elements in this 1931 play, which gives a glimpse of what Auden dubbed ‘a low, dishonest decade’

Michael Billington

26, Aug, 2016 @11:43 AM

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