J.B. Priestley’s great novel of the City of London and the working lives of Londoners during the Depression, Angel Pavement, will be broadcast on Radio 4 on Sunday 5 May 2013 at 3 pm. Part 2 will be broadcast on Sunday 12. I expect it will be available to listen online for some time after the broadcasts.
We’ve just put the latest edition of the catalogue of the J.B. Priestley Archive online.
YMCA “On active service” letterhead from one of J.B. Priestley’s letters home.
Lots of new things and improvements in response to readers’ needs, including:
- Enhanced section on Priestley’s unpublished scripts for books, plays, television and film. These include collaborations with Fred Hoyle and Iris Murdoch. Lots of detail on the physical nature of the scripts e.g. amendments by Priestley.
- More letters, notably Priestley’s incredible Great War letters from the trenches.
- Detailed cataloguing of files on Priestley’s art collection, indexing the artists he collected.
- Programmes, press cuttings and other responses to Priestley 2008-2012. Definite revival of interest, encompassing several less well known plays, and from scholarly, political and literary angles.
- Some sections renumbered for ease of use (don’t worry if you’re using the old numbers, we can cross-refer between them).
More on all the above in future blog posts!
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We are anticipating some building works in the J.B. Priestley Library from late May, as soon as exams are finished, on the upper floors and stair areas. These are fairly small-scale compared to last summer’s works and should have little effect on users of Special Collections.
This summer’s works won’t be quite on this scale! Building J.B. Priestley Library and Communal Building (now Student Central), circa 1973 (UNI X1863 B25).
I’ll post further news when available: here, on our Facebook page, and on the Special Collections Twitter account. See also the Library’s Twitter account for updates on building works and other useful info.