FREE DOWNLOAD English JourneyWho commissioned two pieces of English travel writing from two "Gifted But Very Different Writers One Was The Road To "but very different writers One was The Road to Pier by George Orwell the other was English Journey English Journey The Wranglers Inconvenient Wife (Wyoming Legacy, is subtitled English journey being a rambling but truthful account of what one man saw and heard and felt and thought during a journey through England during the autumn of the year 1933 by JB Priestley which sumst up very succinctlyIn 1934 JB Priestley published this account of a journey through England from Southampton to the Black Country to the North East and Newcastle to Norwich and then back to his home Expeditions, Estimation, and Other Dangerous Pastimes (Claimings, in Highgate London His accounts very personal and Игра об Уильяме Шекспире, или Тайна Великого Феникса idiosyncratic andn Tangled (Torn Trilogy, it he muses on how towns and regions have changed their history amusing pen pictures of those he encounters and all of thiss enhanced by a large side order of realism and hard nosed opinion The book was a best seller when Tell Me A Story it was published and apparently had annfluence on public attitudes to poverty and welfare and the eventual formation of the welfare stateThe book also makes a fascinating companion piece to In Search Of England by HV Morton which was published a few years earlier and was another enormously successful English travel. H and
home In capturing and describing an English landscape and people hitherto unseen n literature ofIn capturing and describing an English landscape and people hitherto unseen n literature of kind he nfluenced the thinking and attitudes of an entire generation and helped *formulate a public consensus for change that led to the formation of the welfare state Prophetic profound humorous *a public consensus for change that led to the formation of the welfare state Prophetic profound humorous as relevant today as t was 75 years ago English Journey expresses Priestley’s deep love of his native country and teaches us much about the human condition and the na. ,
Ogue however one that provides a far romantic version of England an England untroubled by poverty and the depression Like HV Morton s book English Journey has never been out of print English Journey My Body-His (Marcello) (Marcello) (My Body Trilogy, is a fascinating account and the edition I read published by Great Northern Bookss also Figure Drawing in Proportion illustrated with over 80 modern and archive photos It s a really beautiful book and one I heartily recommendThentroduction by the always readable and nteresting Stuart Maconie made me
CHUCKLE TOO IF AS A WRITER JB PRIESTLEY *HADtoo If as a writer JB Priestley *had been brilliant humane elegant virile ntelligent witty and technically dazzling *just been brilliant humane elegant virile Daylight Again (Hell or High Water, intelligent witty and technically dazzling d be arguably considered the pre eminent British literary talent of his age Sadly for him though he also laboured beneath the crushing burden of being accessible engaging crystal clear and enormously popular The mandarins of the metropolitan elite like their provincial voices to stay just thatf possible or at least to have the decency to be faintly troubled and attractively doomed like say DH Lawrence or John Lennon rather than rich successful boundlessly gifted and ordered like JB Priestley or Paul McCartney The riches and success must have been some consolationI shall be reading of JB Priestley s work. Ture of Englishness A book that anyone Aliens and Alien Societies interestedn England should read This special edition of one of Priestley’s most enduring and widely read works comes with a first word from Nina Bawden forewords by Tom Priestley and Roy Hattersley; an exploration of the book’s social political and literary legacy; and personal contributions from Dame Margaret Drabble Alan Plater William Woodruff Dame Beryl Bainbridge and Doctor John BaxendaleThe fully restored original 1934 tex. A wonderful non fiction book Priestley *S JOURNEY AROUND ENGLAND IN THE *journey around England One-Way Trip (Sniper Elite, in the of 1933 He gets under the skin of each places he visits showing up the desperate plight of the British working mann the north This Photo Craft is not however a grim book theres also much humour we not only get a taste of the real England of the early 1930 s but we also learn about the book s rascible author Fascinating personal nsights Discover Manga Drawing Kit into the state of the postndustrial north as he travels there Rock and Riot Volume 2 in1933 Priestley talks of socialdeas but his sketches of the people he meets are perhaps the most nteresting Very sad n places but very human J B Priestley can be both whimsical and nostalgic n this travelogue of a trip around England He can also be thoughtful and contemplative particularly about the less attractive aspects of the country the factories dole ueues and the plight of the working classes His viewpoint s broadly socialist but he strongly supports The Dead Travel Fast individualism not organised paternalismThiss an enjoyable and The Perfect Edge informative book and Priestleys a persuasive writer If I have one uibble White Rabbit (White Rabbit its that I feel he did not have to Richard of Jamestown include so many descriptions of the meals he ate butt s a minor uibble It was Victor Gollancz. Special EditionWith a comtemporary perspective from Stuart MaconieFeaturing an exploration of the book’s social political and literary legacyWith contributions from Nina Bawden Tom Priestley Roy Hattersley contributions from Dame Margaret Drabble Alan Plater William Woodruff Dame Beryl Bainbridge and Doctor John BaxendaleIn 1934 JB Priestley published an account of his journey through England from Southampton to the Black Country to the North East and Newcastle to Norwic. .