J. B. Priestley OM
(1894-1984)

Died aged c. 90

John Boynton "J. B." Priestley, OM (/ˈpriːstli/; 13 September 1894 – 14 August 1984), was an English novelist, playwright, scriptwriter, social commentator, and broadcaster. His Yorkshire background is reflected in much of his fiction, notably in The Good Companions (1929), which first brought him to wide public notice. Many of his plays are structured around a time slip, and he went on to develop a new theory of time, with different dimensions that link past, present, and future. In 1940, he broadcast a series of short propaganda talks that were credited with strengthening civilian morale during the Battle of Britain. His left-wing beliefs brought him into conflict with the government, and influenced the birth of the Welfare State.

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J. B. Priestley 1894-1984 novelist, playwright and essayist lived here

3 The Grove, Highgate, Camden, N6, London, United Kingdom where they lived

J. B. Priestley wrote The Good Companions here 1929

49 The Marina, Deal, United Kingdom where they wrote The Good Companions

J. B. Priestley author and playwright lived here.

5, Saltburn Place, Heaton, Bradford, United Kingdom where they lived