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J. B. Priestley

Author J. B. PriestleyJohn Boynton Priestley was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, 13th September 1894, the son of a schoolmaster.

Priestley inherited a 'public-spirited' socialism from his family and he later recalled a happy childhood. He had no memory of his mother who had died when he was 2 years old and who was of the 'clogs and shawls' working class but his step-mother had been 'kind, gentle and loving'. He did well at school and could have continued his education to a higher level. In 1909, however, his father decided that he should go into the predominant local industry, the wool trade, which was to provide much material for his later novels.

As a young man he was not terribly interested in his job but one of the privileges of employment with the wool company was free travel and he explored much of Europe. He was earning money and living in a progressive city, quite a cultural centre for the time and he spent his leisure hours walking the moors, attending concerts and writing. He also had several extra jobs, one as an unqualified teacher and another as a cultural correspondent for the Bradford Pioneer, a local Labour Party journal. This latter provided him with a press pass which gained him access to a variety of local entertainment.

This all came to a sudden end with WW1. He enlisted and served with local Duke of Wellington's West Riding regiment seeing service on the Western Front. After several minor wounds he was buried in a collapsed dugout and repatriated. He then spent some months in military hospitals and in convalescence before being commissioned and serving with the Devonshire regiment back on the Front.

After WW1 he took advantage of the demobilization terms to obtain a place at Trinity Hall, Cambridge and graduated in Modern History and Political Science. He moved to London with his wife, whom he had married in 1921, to become a reader with the publisher John Lane.

His wife presented him with two daughters but she developed cancer and died in 1925. Priestley was by now working freelance and already had a relationship with his second wife Jane Wyndham Lewis whom he married in 1926. They lived in Oxfordshire with JBP's two daughters by his first marriage, Jane's one and their joint offspring, another daughter.

Several books of essays and criticism had been published before his first novel, 'Adam in Moonshine', which appeared in 1927. This was followed by 'Benighted' later the same year and in 1929 he collaborated with Hugh Walpole to produce 'Farthing Hall' which is in the form of an exchange of letters. His first major success was 'The Good Companions' in 1929, a novel of a travelling concert party.

Further success with 'Angel Pavement' the following year (1930) made him finaclially independent after which he started writing for the theatre. There were several less successful novels over the next few years but the popularity of his play 'Dangerous Corner' in 1932 led to a run of several years writing for the theatre. He also managed to fit in a commission by Victor Gollancz to write an account of contemporary England which resulted in 'English Journey', 1934.

Priestley's output and popularity continued to grow producing several major novels, plays, a radio commission, 'Let the People Sing' (1939), as well as occasional essays of social criticism. His wartime broadcasts 'Postcripts' brought comfort to the nation in the darkest days of WW2 but probably his most successful medium immediately before and after the war was his plays in which he was constantly exploring his fascination with time.

In 1952 after 25 years of marriage but also a number of affairs, Priestley was divorced by his wife. He was at this stage involved with Jacquetta Hawkes, an archaeologist and travel writer and the wife of an eminent Professor of Archaeology at Oxford. A rather messy divorce followed citing Priestley as co-respondent and they were then married in 1953.

His marriage to Jacquetta Hawkes was probably his most successful and he continued to produce plays and novels including his personal favourite novel, The Image Men in 1968/9. He died at their home of Kissing Tree House, Warwickshire, on 14th August, 1984.

 

The following is a list of the UK works of J. B. Priestley in date order*, not a list of the books we are offering for sale. For the the titles we currently have in stock see here

* Having been unable to establish precise publication dates by day and month the works in the same year are in alphabetical order.

Original works

The Chapman of Rhymes
First issue date: 1918
Genre/Series: Verse
Publisher: Alexander Moring Ltd., London
Notes:

 

Brief Diversions
First issue date: 1922
Genre/Series: Miscellaneous
Publisher: Bowes and Bowes, Cambridge
Notes:

 

	1st edition	Papers from Lilliput
First issue date: 1922
Genre/Series: Essays
Publisher: Bowes and Bowes, Cambridge
Notes:

1st edition


I for One
First issue date: 1923
Genre/Series: Essays
Publisher: The Bodley Head, London
Notes:

 

Figures in Modern Literature
First issue date: 1924
Genre/Series: Criticism
Publisher: The Bodley Head, London
Notes:

 

The English Comic Characters
First issue date: 1925
Genre/Series: Criticism
Publisher: The Bodley Head, London
Notes: 1925 also issued in a limited edition of 70 signed by the author

 

Essays of To-day And Yesterday
First issue date: 1926
Genre/Series: Essays
Publisher: George G. Harrap and Co. Ltd., London
Notes:

 

George Meredith
First issue date: 1926
Genre/Series: Criticism
Publisher: Macmillan and Co. Ltd., London
Notes:

 

Talking: These Diversion
First issue date: 1926
Genre/Series: Essays
Publisher: Jarrolds, London
Notes: 1926 also issued in a limited edition of 75 signed by the author

 

	1935 reprint	Adam in Moonshine
First issue date: 1927
Genre/Series: Novel
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd., London
Notes: The author's first novel

1935 reprint


	1930 Heinemann Windmill Library edition	Benighted
First issue date: 1927
Genre/Series: Novel
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd., London
Notes:

1930 Heinemann Windmill Library edition


	1930 Heinemann Windmill Library edition	Open House
First issue date: 1927
Genre/Series: Essays
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd., London
Notes:

1930 Heinemann Windmill Library edition


Playgoing: These Diversions
First issue date: 1927
Genre/Series: Essays
Publisher: Jarrolds, London
Notes:

 

The English Novel
First issue date: 1927
Genre/Series: Criticism
Publisher: Ernest Benn Ltd., London
Notes:

 

Thomas Love Peacock
First issue date: 1927
Genre/Series: Criticism
Publisher: Macmillan and Co., London
Notes:

 

Apes and Angels - A Book of Essays
First issue date: 1928
Genre/Series: Essays
Publisher: Methuen and Co., London
Notes:

 

	1st edition	English Humour
First issue date: 1929
Genre/Series: Criticism
Publisher: Longmans, Green and Co., London
Notes:

1st edition


Farthing Hall (With Hugh Walpole)
First issue date: 1929
Genre/Series: Novel
Publisher: Macmillan and Co., London
Notes: Jointly written with Hugh Walpole, takes the form of an exchange of letters.

 

	1st edition	The Balconinney and Other Essays
First issue date: 1929
Genre/Series: Essays
Publisher: Methuen and Co., London
Notes: A further collection of essays

1st edition


	1st edition	The Good Companions
First issue date: 1929
Genre/Series: Novel
Publisher: William Heinemenn Ltd., London
Notes: The major breakthrough for JBP - a novel of a group of travelling players

1st edition


	1st edition	Angel Pavement
First issue date: 1930
Genre/Series: Novel
Publisher: William Heinemenn Ltd., London
Notes: 1930 also issued in limited edition of 1025 numbered and signed by the author

1st edition


	Limited edition	The Town Major of Miracourt
First issue date: 1930
Genre/Series: Short story
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd., London
Notes: Published as a limited edition of 525 signed by author, in slipcase

Limited edition


Dangerous Corner
First issue date: 1932
Genre/Series: Drama
Publisher: William Heinemenn Ltd., London
Notes: A time play

 

	1936 reprint	Faraway
First issue date: 1932
Genre/Series: Novel
Publisher: William Heinemenn Ltd., London
Notes:

1936 reprint


I'll Tell You Everything (with Gerald Bullett)
First issue date: 1932
Genre/Series: Novel
Publisher: Macmillan and Co., London
Notes:

 

Self-Selected Essays
First issue date: 1932
Genre/Series: Essays
Publisher: William Heinemenn Ltd., London
Notes:

 

	1st edition	Albert Goes Through
First issue date: 1933
Genre/Series: Novelette
Publisher: William Heinemenn Ltd., London
Notes: Illustrated by Edmund Blampied, dustwrapper by Edmund Blampied

1st edition


The Roundabout
First issue date: 1933
Genre/Series: Drama
Publisher: William Heinemenn Ltd., London
Notes:

 

	1st edition	Wonder Hero
First issue date: 1933
Genre/Series: Novel
Publisher: William Heinemenn Ltd., London
Notes: 1933 also issued in limited edition of 175 numbered and signed by the author

1st edition


Eden End
First issue date: 1934
Genre/Series: Drama
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd., London
Notes:

 

	1937 Everyman's Edition	English Journey
First issue date: 1934
Genre/Series: Travelogue
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd. / Victor Gollancz, London
Notes: An contemporary account of a journey round England and an important piece of social history.

1937 Everyman's Edition


Laburnum Grove
First issue date: 1934
Genre/Series: Drama
Publisher: William Heinemenn Ltd., London
Notes:

 

Cornelius
First issue date: 1935
Genre/Series: Drama
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd., London
Notes:

 

	1st edition	Duet in Floodlight
First issue date: 1935
Genre/Series: Drama
Publisher: unknown
Notes:

1st edition


Bees on the Boatdeck
First issue date: 1936
Genre/Series: Drama
Publisher: William Heinemenn Ltd., London
Notes:

 

Charles Dickens
First issue date: 1936
Genre/Series: Biography
Publisher: Thomas Nelson, London
Notes:

 

Spring Tide
First issue date: 1936
Genre/Series: Drama
Publisher: unknown
Notes: By Peter Goldsmith (pseud for JBP) and George Billam

 

	1st edition	They Walk in the City: The Lovers in the Stone Forest
First issue date: 1936
Genre/Series: Novel
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd., London
Notes:

1st edition


I Have Been Here Before
First issue date: 1937
Genre/Series: Drama
Publisher: William Heinemenn Ltd., London
Notes: A time play

 

Midnight on the Desert
First issue date: 1937
Genre/Series: Autobiography
Publisher: William Heinemenn Ltd., London
Notes: First volume of autobiography

 

Mystery of Greenfingers
First issue date: 1937
Genre/Series: Drama
Publisher: Samuel French, London
Notes:

 

	1st edition	People at Sea
First issue date: 1937
Genre/Series: Drama
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd., London
Notes:

1st edition


	1970's Samuel French acting edition	Time And The Conways
First issue date: 1937
Genre/Series: Drama
Publisher: William Heinemenn Ltd., London
Notes: A time play
Also issued in a Samuel French acting edition

1970's Samuel French acting edition


Two Time Plays
First issue date: 1937
Genre/Series: Drama
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd., London
Notes: Two previously published plays ('Time And The Conways' and 'I Have Been Here Before') with a new 7pp introduction.

 

	1st edition	The Doomsday Men
First issue date: 1938
Genre/Series: Novel
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd., London
Notes:

1st edition


	Acting edition	When we are Married
First issue date: 1938
Genre/Series: Drama
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd., London
Notes: Also published in an acting edition by Samuel French

Acting edition


Johnson Over Jordan
First issue date: 1939
Genre/Series: Drama
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd., London
Notes: The Heinemann edition includes an essay 'All about it'.

 

	1st edition	Let the People Sing
First issue date: 1939
Genre/Series: Novel
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd., London
Notes: Commissioned by the BBC for broadcasting, Priestley wrote more than they could handle and after editing only a third was broadcast.

1st edition


Rain Upon Godshill
First issue date: 1939
Genre/Series: Autobiography
Publisher: William Heinemenn Ltd., London
Notes: Second volume of autobiography

 

	1st edition	Postscripts
First issue date: 1940
Genre/Series: Radio talks
Publisher: William Heinemenn Ltd., London
Notes: Transcripts of radio talks - specifically described as not 'essays' - given on national radio in UK each Sunday evening between June and October, 1940,

1st edition


The Long Mirror
First issue date: 1940
Genre/Series: Drama
Publisher: unknown
Notes: Written for the repertory company of The Playhouse at Oxford during 1940 and first performed there - not know if separately published but appears in several collections - a play about ESP and second sight,

 

	1st edition	Out of the People
First issue date: 1941
Genre/Series: Essays
Publisher: Collins, London
Notes:

1st edition


	1st edition	Blackout in Gretley: A story of - and for - Wartime
First issue date: 1942
Genre/Series: Novel
Publisher: William Heinemenn Ltd., London
Notes:

1st edition


Goodnight Children
First issue date: 1942
Genre/Series: Drama
Publisher: unknown
Notes:

 

British Women Go To War
First issue date: 1943
Genre/Series: Non-fiction
Publisher: Collins, London
Notes: An account of the work of women, both in the armed forces and in industry, during WW2

 

	1st edition	Daylight on Saturday: A Novel about an Aircraft Factory
First issue date: 1943
Genre/Series: Novel
Publisher: William Heinemenn Ltd., London
Notes:

1st edition


Three Plays (Music At Night, The Long Mirror, They Came To A City)
First issue date: 1943
Genre/Series: Drama
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd., London
Notes:

 

	1st edition	Desert Highway
First issue date: 1944
Genre/Series: Drama
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd., London
Notes: written specially for the Army Bureau of Current Affairs Play Unit, set in the Syrian Desert in contemporary times (1943) with an 'interlude' between Acts 1 and 2 set in 703BC, all profits to the benefit of the soldiers of the British Army, first performed in public at Bristol in December 1943,

1st edition


Four Plays (Music At Night, The Long Mirror, They Came To A City, Desert Highway)
First issue date: 1944
Genre/Series: Drama
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd., London
Notes:

 

	1st edition	Manpower
First issue date: 1944
Genre/Series: Non-fiction
Publisher: HMSO, London
Notes: Issued in paper wrappers, the story of Great Britain's mobilisation of labour for war.
Authorship not attributed in text.

1st edition


	1st edition	They Came to a City
First issue date: 1944
Genre/Series: Drama
Publisher: Samuel French, London
Notes:

1st edition


Letter to a Returning Serviceman
First issue date: 1945
Genre/Series: Essay
Publisher: Home and Van Thal Ltd., London
Notes:

 

Three Comedies ('Good Night Children', 'The Golden Fleece', 'How Are They at Home?')
First issue date: 1945
Genre/Series: Drama
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd., London
Notes:

 

	1st edition	Three Men in New Suits
First issue date: 1945
Genre/Series: Novel
Publisher: William Heinemenn Ltd., London
Notes:

1st edition


	1st edition	Bright Day
First issue date: 1946
Genre/Series: Novel
Publisher: William Heinemenn Ltd., London
Notes:

1st edition


Ever Since Paradise (music by Dennis Arundell)
First issue date: 1946
Genre/Series: Drama
Publisher: Samuel French, London
Notes:

 

Russian Journey
First issue date: 1946
Genre/Series: Travelogue
Publisher: Writers Group for the Society of Cultural relations with the USSR
Notes:

 

	1st edition	The Secret Dream - An Essay on Britain America and Russia
First issue date: 1946
Genre/Series: Essay
Publisher: Turnstile Press Ltd., London
Notes:

1st edition


	1st edition	An Inspector Calls
First issue date: 1947
Genre/Series: Drama
Publisher: William Heinemenn Ltd., London
Notes: Time play

1st edition


	1st edition	Jenny Villiers
First issue date: 1947
Genre/Series: Novel
Publisher: William Heinemenn Ltd., London
Notes: illustrated by M. Elaine Hancock

1st edition


Music at Night
First issue date: 1947
Genre/Series: Drama
Publisher: Samuel French, London
Notes:

 

	1st edition	The Arts Under Socialism - being a lecture given to the Fabian Society with a postcript on what the government should do for the arts here and now
First issue date: 1947
Genre/Series: Lecture
Publisher: Turnstile Press Ltd., London
Notes: Transcript of a lecture - the title says it all.

1st edition


The Long Mirror
First issue date: 1947
Genre/Series: Drama
Publisher: Samuel French, London
Notes:

 

The Rose and Crown
First issue date: 1947
Genre/Series: Drama
Publisher: Samuel French, London
Notes:

 

	1st edition	Theatre Outlook
First issue date: 1947
Genre/Series: Criticism
Publisher: Nicholson and Watson, London
Notes:

1st edition


	3rd impression	Three Time Plays (Dangerous Corner, Time and the Conways, I Have Been here Before)
First issue date: 1947
Genre/Series: Drama
Publisher: Pan Books, London
Notes: First in this collection

3rd impression


The Golden Fleece
First issue date: 1948
Genre/Series: Drama
Publisher: Samuel French, London
Notes:

 

	1st edition	The Linden Tree
First issue date: 1948
Genre/Series: Drama
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd., London
Notes:

1st edition


The Olympians (opera libretto, music by Arthur Bliss)
First issue date: 1948
Genre/Series: Drama
Publisher: Novello and Co., London
Notes:

 

Delight
First issue date: 1949
Genre/Series: Essays
Publisher: William Heinemenn Ltd., London
Notes: 1949 also issued in limited edition of 250 numbered and signed by the author

 

	1st edition	Home is Tomorrow
First issue date: 1949
Genre/Series: Drama
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd., London
Notes:

1st edition


Bright Shadow
First issue date: 1950
Genre/Series: Drama
Publisher: Samuel French, London
Notes:

 

Summer Day's Dream
First issue date: 1950
Genre/Series: Drama
Publisher: Samuel French, London
Notes:

 

	1st edition	Festival at Farbridge
First issue date: 1951
Genre/Series: Novel
Publisher: William Heinemenn Ltd., London
Notes:

1st edition


	1st edition in this collection	The Priestley Companion
First issue date: 1951
Genre/Series: Miscellaneous
Publisher: Penguin Books / William Heinemann, London
Notes: A selection of extracts by Priestley from his previously published works including novels, essays and social commentaries with an original 'Author's Note'.
Introduction by Ivor Brown

1st edition in this collection


Dragon's Mouth
First issue date: 1952
Genre/Series: Drama
Publisher: William Heinemenn Ltd., London
Notes:

 

Mother's Day
First issue date: 1953
Genre/Series: Drama
Publisher: unknown
Notes:

 

Private Rooms
First issue date: 1953
Genre/Series: Drama
Publisher: unknown
Notes:

 

	1st edition	The Other Place
First issue date: 1953
Genre/Series: Short Stories
Publisher: unknown
Notes:

1st edition


Treasure on Pelican
First issue date: 1953
Genre/Series: Drama
Publisher: Evans Brothers, London
Notes:

 

	1st edition	Low Notes on a High Level
First issue date: 1954
Genre/Series: Novel
Publisher: William Heinemenn Ltd., London
Notes:

1st edition


The Magicians
First issue date: 1954
Genre/Series: Novel
Publisher: William Heinemenn Ltd., London
Notes:

 

	1st edition	Journey Down a Rainbow (with Jaquetta Hawkes)
First issue date: 1955
Genre/Series: Travelogue
Publisher: Heinemann/Cresset, London
Notes:

1st edition


All About Ourselves
First issue date: 1956
Genre/Series: Essays
Publisher: William Heinemenn Ltd., London
Notes: A new collection of 77 previously published essays selected by Eric Gillett

 

The Scandalous Affair of Mr. Kettle and Mrs. Moon
First issue date: 1956
Genre/Series: Drama
Publisher: Samuel French, London
Notes:

 

The Writer in a Changing Society
First issue date: 1956
Genre/Series: Criticism
Publisher: Hand and Flower Press
Notes:

 

The Art of the Dramatist
First issue date: 1957
Genre/Series: Essays
Publisher: William Heinemenn Ltd., London
Notes:

 

The Glass Cage
First issue date: 1957
Genre/Series: Drama
Publisher: Samuel French, London
Notes:

 

Thoughts in the Wilderness
First issue date: 1957
Genre/Series: Essays
Publisher: William Heinemenn Ltd., London
Notes:

 

Topside, or The Future of England
First issue date: 1958
Genre/Series: Essay
Publisher: unknown
Notes:

 

	1st edition	Literature and Western Man
First issue date: 1960
Genre/Series: Criticism
Publisher: Heinemann, London
Notes:

1st edition


William Hazlitt
First issue date: 1960
Genre/Series: Essay
Publisher: unknown
Notes:

 

Charles Dickens - A Pictorial Biography
First issue date: 1961
Genre/Series: Biography
Publisher: Thames and Hudson, London
Notes:

 

	1st edition	Saturn Over the Water
First issue date: 1961
Genre/Series: Novel
Publisher: Heinemann, London
Notes:

1st edition


Margin Released
First issue date: 1962
Genre/Series: Autobiography
Publisher: Heinemann, London
Notes: Although classified by genre as Autobiography the author specifically denies this in his preface, describing the book as literary reminscences and reflections,

 

	1st edition	The Shapes of Sleep
First issue date: 1962
Genre/Series: Novel
Publisher: Heinemann, London
Notes:

1st edition


Man and Time
First issue date: 1964
Genre/Series: Essay
Publisher: Aldus Books, London
Notes:

 

	1st edition	Sir Michael & Sir George
First issue date: 1964
Genre/Series: Novel
Publisher: William Heinemenn Ltd., London
Notes:

1st edition


	1st edition	Lost Empires
First issue date: 1965
Genre/Series: Novel
Publisher: Heinemann, London
Notes:

1st edition


Salt Is Leaving
First issue date: 1966
Genre/Series: Novel
Publisher: Pan Books Ltd., London
Notes: UK 1st is paperback - hardback edn. issued Harper and Row, New York, 1966

 

The Moments
First issue date: 1966
Genre/Series: Unknown
Publisher: Heinemann, London
Notes:

 

It's an Old Country
First issue date: 1967
Genre/Series: Novel
Publisher: Heinemann, London
Notes:

 

All England Listened - The Wartime Broadcasts
First issue date: 1968
Genre/Series: WW2 general
Publisher: Chilmark Ltd., London
Notes:

 

London End
First issue date: 1968
Genre/Series: Novel
Publisher: Heinemann, London
Notes: Volume Two of The Image Men

 

Out Of Town
First issue date: 1968
Genre/Series: Novel
Publisher: Heinemann, London
Notes: Volume One of The Image Men

 

Trumpets Over The Sea
First issue date: 1968
Genre/Series: Travelogue
Publisher: Heinemann, London
Notes: Illustrated

 

Charles Dickens and His World
First issue date: 1969
Genre/Series: Biography
Publisher: Thames and Hudson, London
Notes:

 

	1971 Sphere paperback edition	The Prince of Pleasure and his Regency 1811-20
First issue date: 1969
Genre/Series: Social history
Publisher: William Heinemann, London
Notes: A profusely illustrated 'personal impression' of the age rather than a history

1971 Sphere paperback edition


	1st edition	The Edwardians
First issue date: 1970
Genre/Series: Social History
Publisher: Heinemann, London
Notes: Illustrated

1st edition


	1st edition	Snoggle, A Story for anybody between 9 and 90
First issue date: 1971
Genre/Series: Novel
Publisher: Heinemann, London
Notes: The author's first children's book, illustrated by Margaret Palmer,

1st edition


Over the Long High Wall
First issue date: 1972
Genre/Series:
Publisher: Heinemann, London
Notes:

 

Victoria's Heyday
First issue date: 1972
Genre/Series: Social History
Publisher: Heinemann, London
Notes:

 

A Visit to New Zealand
First issue date: 1973
Genre/Series: Travelogue
Publisher: Heinemann, London
Notes:

 

The English
First issue date: 1973
Genre/Series:
Publisher: Heinemann, London
Notes:

 

	1st edition	Outcries And Asides
First issue date: 1974
Genre/Series: Miscellaneous
Publisher: Heinemann, London
Notes:

1st edition


	1st edition	The Carfitt Crisis
First issue date: 1974
Genre/Series: Short stories
Publisher: Heinemann, London
Notes:

1st edition


	1st edition	Particular Pleasures - A Personal Record of Some Varied Arts and Many Different Artists
First issue date: 1975
Genre/Series: Miscellaneous
Publisher: Heinemann, London
Notes:

1st edition


English Humour
First issue date: 1976
Genre/Series: Criticism
Publisher: Heinemann, London
Notes: A confusing re-use of the same title as that first published by Longmans Green, London in 1929. On the same subject but with different contents and illustrated,

 

	1st edition	Found, Lost, Found: or The English Way of Life
First issue date: 1976
Genre/Series: Novel
Publisher: Heinemann, London
Notes:

1st edition


	1st edition	Instead Of The Trees
First issue date: 1977
Genre/Series: Autobiography
Publisher: Heinemann, London
Notes:

1st edition


Associated works


Our Nation's Heritage
First issue date: 1939
Genre/Series: Essays
Publisher: J. M. Dent and Sons Ltd., London
Notes: A selection of essays about Great Britain by a number of authors with an introduction and epilogue by J. B. Priestley

 

Scenes Of London Life - from 'Sketches by Boz'
First issue date: 1947
Genre/Series: Essays
Publisher: Pan Books Ltd., London
Notes: Priestley's selection of and introduction to accounts of London written by Charles Dickens.

 

	1st edition	A Severed Head (with Iris Murdoch)
First issue date: 1964
Genre/Series: Drama
Publisher: Chatto and Windus, London
Notes: Priestley assisted Iris Murdoch in the adaption of her novel 'A Severed Head' (1961) for the theatre

1st edition


J. B. Priestley: Portrait of an Author by Susan Cooper
First issue date: 1970
Genre/Series: Biography
Publisher: Heinemann, London
Notes:

 

J. B. Priestley: by Vincent Brome
First issue date: 1988
Genre/Series: Biography
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton, London
Notes:

 

	1st edition	Time and the Priestleys: The Story of a Friendship by Diana Collins
First issue date: 1994
Genre/Series: Biography
Publisher: Allan Sutton, Stroud
Notes: Biography of J. B. Priestley and his wife Jacquetta Hawkes by their friend since 1957, Diana Collins, wife of Canon John Collins

1st edition


Priestley: by Judith Cook
First issue date: 1997
Genre/Series: Biography
Publisher: Bloomsbury, London
Notes:

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