Bright day /

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Author / Creator:Priestley, J. B. (John Boynton), 1894-1984.
Imprint:London : W. Heinemann, 1946.
Description:368 pages ; 19 cm
Language:English
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Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/3795858
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Physical medium:8vo.
Summary:The story opens in the immediate post-WW2 period. The narrator, Gregory Dawson, is a scriptwriter staying at an hotel in Cornwall while he works on a filmscript. There is an air of depression and indecision about his future. One evening he sees a couple who look vaguely familiar. They prove to be people he knew in the short period before the outbreak of WW1 when, in his teens he was working for a wool wholesaler in Bruddersford. In a Proustian moment, a piece of music brings back memories of his youth. He recalls the Alingtons, a family of mysterious young women who he sees intermittently, then discovers that they are his boss{u2019}s daughters. The story then relates his growing friendship with the family, Dawson{u2019}s own progress with his intended career as a writer, and the arrival of the Nixeys, (the couple in the hotel), who put a blight on the whole episode as he sees it. This period, told in a series of flashbacks, culminates in a tragedy. As the story comes up to date, Dawson discovers various facts about these events which cause him to revise his feelings about that time, and his own future prospects.
Other form:Online version: Priestley, J.B. (John Boynton), 1894-1984. Bright day. London : W. Heinemann, 1946
Standard no.:x281469635

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