» » J. B. Priestley - Delight: An Informal Hour With J. B. Priestley

J. B. Priestley - Delight: An Informal Hour With J. B. Priestley album

J. B. Priestley - Delight: An Informal Hour With J. B. Priestley album Performer: J. B. Priestley
Title: Delight: An Informal Hour With J. B. Priestley
Style: Audiobook
Date of release: 1956
Country: UK
Size MP3: 1104 mb
Size FLAC: 1682 mb
Rating: 4.6

His Yorkshire background is reflected in much of his fiction, notably in The Good Companions (1929), which first brought him to wide public notice.

B. Priestley reading essays from Delight.

Delight: An Informal Hour With J. B. Priestley. 720. Siobhan McKenna. Siobahn Mckenna Reads Irish Fairy Tales ‎(LP, Album).

The author has asserted his moral rights. All rights whatsoever in these plays are strictly reserved and application for performance etc. should be made before commencement of rehearsal to United Agents, 12-26 Lexington Stree, London W1F 0LE (infoedagents. Act Two. Introduction. These two little-known plays illustrate beautifully my father’s love of experimenting and trying his hand at new types of drama, indeed new types of writing. Both are totally different and yet both have key elements in common

Priestley first made his reputation in the literary world by virtue of his essays, especially short essays that captured the essence of a moment or a taste of magic; and his talents were never better displayed than in the collection entitled Delight. For here are more than 100 brief pieces that capture and record the moments of wonder and beauty that are found beneath .

Priestley was a famous English novelist, broadcaster and playwright. Go through this biography to learn more about his profile, childhood, life and timeline. Priestley was one of England’s most prolific writers, who led a very interesting life. He was a member of the last cohort of nonconformist writers who envisaged both science and philosophy in their large repertoire of works. Even though his name may have waned over time, his works are still looked up to by a number of free-thinking authors, essayists, scientists and philosophers today. In his long and successful career, he became renowned around the world as a playwright, critic and historian

Discover J. Priestley famous and rare quotes. We don't live alone " . J. Priestley (1992). An Inspector Calls, . 6, Heinemann. I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning. Life, Motivational, Good Morning. The more we elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate. Communication, Mean, Talking.

But mostly this is Priestley finding simple pleasure in music, family affairs, smoking, remembrances of childhood, and so on. One of the most amusing, tongue-in-cheek pieces is No School Report, in which Priestley writes just such a report on himself and a frankly bad one. The anthology is beautifully re-produced by Great Northern Books and makes a suitable companion piece to the newly-compiled Modern Delight, published for charity by Waterstones. My daughter Joy gave me an absolutely lovely little book for my birthday: Delight, by J. It consists of a hundred or so short pieces describing things that delighted him throughout his life. Silly things, wonderful things: "Fountains", "charades, "smoking in a hot bath", "fiddling while Rome burns", "quietly malicious chairmanship"-just moments in a life when you think, what joy.


J. B. Priestley reading essays from Delight
A1 Introduction
A2 Fountains
A3 Orchestral Conductors
A4 Smell of Tahiti
A5 Smoking in a Hot Bath
A6 Not Going
A7 Blossom
A8 Wood
B1 No School Report
B2 Long Trousers
B3 Pleasure and Gratitude of Children
B4 The Mineral Water in Bedrooms of Foreign Hotels
B5 Orchestras Tuning Up
B6 The Delight That Never Was
B7 But This Is Where We Came In

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded By – Westminster Recording Co., Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Spoken Arts, Inc.


  • Concept By, Directed By, Other [Planned By] – Arthur Luce Klein
  • Cover, Design – Horky
  • Photography By, Cover – Derek Allen
  • Read By – J. B. Priestley

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A runout): XTV25045-1A
  • Matrix / Runout (A label): XTV 25045
  • Matrix / Runout (B runout): XTV25046-1A
  • Matrix / Runout (B label): XTV 25046

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
RG 159 J. B. Priestley Delight ‎(LP, Mono) Argo RG 159 UK 1958
716 J. B. Priestley Delight ‎(LP) Spoken Arts, Inc. 716 US Unknown