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Night Must Fall

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In a bungalow in a forest in Essex lives Mrs Bramson, a pernickity and hyperchondriacal widow. She pays her niece Olivia a small salary to act as her companion and the household also includes her cook, Mrs Terence, and her maid Dora. When Dora gets pregnant, Mrs Bramson is determined to get the boyfriend to marry her. At the same time, a woman disappears from a nearby hote ...more
Paperback, 104 pages
Published October 11th 2007 by BiblioLife (first published 1935)
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Jun 01, 2015 Petra X rated it it was amazing
This is absolutely destined for a high-camp made-for-tv Ealing movie. It's like being with slightly mad people. You can almost relate to them, but not quite and are perpetually surprised at what they do and what they believe which just leaves you incredulous.

Every office has one, every school classroom has one, and this book has the Queen of them all.

If you read the blurb, you get the idea, but the blurb goes too far, it spoils it (so I'm using my librarian privileges to take out the spoiler). L
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Cathi
Dec 18, 2014 Cathi rated it really liked it
I love reading plays, and this was one that my husband and I read together recently. It was a delight! Set in 1930s England, it's a murder mystery with a great cast of characters, both likable and not-so-likable. There's plenty of wit, charm, quirky humor, and intrigue, and it was easy to imagine this being performed on stage. I look forward to reading my next British suspense play soon!
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I played the lead in this piece and while the director insisted it was a drama, we, (the cast) disagreed and considered it a "dramady" because it was rather campy. All in all, a fun read.
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One of my favorite plays. Literally, I read it and I was stunned. Well done, Mr Williams.
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Born George Emlyn Williams in Pen-y-Ffordd, Mostyn, Flintshire in northeast Wales on November 1905, he lived in a rural village in which Welsh was spoken until he was 12 years old, when his family moved to an English-speaking town, Connah's Quay. It changed the course of his life as it was there that the teacher Sarah Grace Cooke, recognizing his literary talent, encouraged him and helped him win ...more
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