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Let the People Sing

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating Details  ·  14 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Paperback, 352 pages
Published December 13th 1997 by Mandarin (first published January 1st 1940)
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Oct 14, 2010 Craig rated it really liked it
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Somewhat similar in plot to the earlier "Good Companions" and the later "Festival," although a bit lighter and less lengthy than either. As usual, it's filled with interesting characters - some hilarious, quite a few stereotypical - and heart-warming story. I love Priestley's early stuff, and if this isn't one of the best, it's still a great pleasure to read. Oh, and, unlike what the book info says, this title was actually first published in 1939.
Jul 17, 2010 Neil rated it really liked it
A return to "the good companions" territory.
The misadventures of a failed music-hall comic who somehow gets involved saving a hall that has been given to a small town but which is threatened with closure.
Not at all bad lots of typical Priestley characters a very mood lifting book.
Dec 01, 2013 Estott rated it liked it
A nice book- the plot itself is inconsequential, Priestley's touch with characters is all that matters here. A lightweight book, not quite on a par with The Good Companions or Angel Pavement, but there are moments of humanity and pathos - as well as some good laughs.
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John Boynton Priestley, the son of a schoolmaster, was born in Bradford in September 1894, and after schooling he worked for a time in the local wool trade. Following the outbreak of the Great War in 1914, Priestley joined the British Army, and was sent to France --in 1915 taking part in the Battle of Loos. After being wounded in 1917 Priestley returned to England for six months; then, after going ...more
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