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Aug 02, Kerri Thomas rated it really liked it. Angel Pavement is one of the great London novels: The whole time I was reading the book, I was thinking how suitable it is for mini series. Mr Golspie returns shortly before Christmas, goes away again on Christmas Eve, and returns again in time for New Year’s Eve, on which he contrives to take Miss Matfield out for the night.

God, I was a fool to trust that chap a yard. In Chapter 11, Mr. On the Monday after, he sees Lena Golspie for the first priextley, and is smitten.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Review quote “A novel by a man who thoroughly enjoys the whole spectacle of life and anngel communicate his enjoyment. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Pity the generation that lived through the great depression. A bit darker and, as a result, not as enjoyable a read as Good Companions or Festival, but certainly more realistic. Even Smeeth, who in one sense feels so content, even secure, in his work, knows how precarious his world really is.

One would not feel like attacking such a “competent and agreeable novel”, Orwell writes, “if Mr Priestley had not been so apvement praised. It is packed with life and death and real people and colour and smells and the sounds of music and the tastes of food and drink. Jul 04, Alan Mackay rated it really liked it.


A long book about nothing, anngel it’s really very good. Order by newest oldest recommendations. Mr Golspie, an “able rogue” Orwell’s phrasearrives in London out of the blue on a Baltic cargo ship with a display case full of veneer samples, and the sole UK agency for an innovative new manufacturing process ripe to make fortunes for the lucky men he selects as his business partners.

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An Inspector Calls film Out of the Unknown: Shauna rated it liked it Apr 21, He discusses his immediate plans with the crew. Jul 16, Rachel Stevenson rated it liked it. Mr Turgis is consumed with jealousy, and one Friday night he turns up unannounced at Lena’s home and fights with her. Turgis hungers for love and sex; Miss Matfield longs for adventure and excitement. Haven’t see a match for years,” replied Mr Golspie. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

It is not dramatic, the action such as it is is very low key, the characters are mundane and the subject it deals with office work is hardly going to be thrilling, but Priestley had a knack of really getting under the skin of his characters so you cared about the outcome.

Angel Pavement

Priestleypublished in after the enormous success of The Good Companions. Mr Smeeth is baffled, especially when Mr Dersingham rings up and tells him to sack their senior traveller, Mr Goath. There are signs of our society to come, in the attitude of the young people, seeking something they cannot priestlej put into words, something different.

A must read for anyone interested in London and London working life that has mostly disappeared for ever. Basically the plot centres round the small firm of Twigg and Dursingham located in a London backstreet. Return to Book Page. And the cramped sitting room of the Smeeths, full of cheap ornaments proudly displayed, also just like my Gran.


To ask other readers questions about Angel Pavementplease sign up. Pre-eminently a dramatist, novelist and social commentator many of his works have become literary classics, among them The Good Companions, Angel Pavement, An Inspector Calls and Time and the Conways. I was so tickled by that name. Great Northern Books of Ilkley have been bringing out new editions of a number of Priestley’s works, and that Angel Pavement was the choice in proved a source of pleasure to all Priestley fans Starting on 5th JunePriestley built up such a following that after a few months it was estimated that around 40 per cent of the adult population in Britain was listening to the programme.

I was quite gripped and read quickly, although the outcome is not a surprise. It should not be overlooked that Priestley was an outstanding essayist, and many of his short pieces best capture his passions and his great talent and his mastery of the English language.

Interestingly Priestley doesn’t indulge in back stories.

JB Priestley: adventures of the ‘tradesman of letters’

A good book, rather sad overall. As it turns out, there are 2 of them – one from the 50s and one from the 60s unfortunately nowhere to be found for downloading.

On returning home he finds out that his daughter Edna has been sacked, but he is not terribly dismayed; he admits to his wife that he has been given a rise, something which he had been planning to keep secret. If you are interested in social history this is a fantastic book, I loved the detail, for instance the tobacconists shop round rpiestley corner from the office, Turgis setting out for the bright lights of London’s West End on a Saturday night or the dreadful dinner party with the couple recently back from Singapore.