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Adam In Moonshine

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Essentially an apprentice work in which he was testing his possible talents as a novelist, JBP's first novel, Adam In Moonshine, was published in 1927. According to Vincent Brome in his popular biography of Priestley, the author described it as 'a little coloured trial balloon', while The Spectator magazine said it was no more credible than a fairy tale. The novel opens ...more
Hardcover, 293 pages
Published March 1931 by Heinemann: London (first published 1927)
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Jan 21, 2013 Gill rated it really liked it
JB Priestley is one of my favourite writers, and I've read "The Good Companions" countless times.

I found 'Adam in Moonshine (published 1927)'at a secondhand book sale and pounced on it. I loved it, because it is (deliberately or not) a clever and funny parody of books like John Buchan's "Huntingtower", with a similar theme - lost heir to the throne, conspiracy, danger, baddies and goodies, an 'ordinary' hero who discovers himself when he is unwittingly caught up in the plot.... but Priestley ta
Aug 02, 2011 Neil rated it liked it
JBP's first published novel a charming inconsequential dreamlike book full of moonshine.
A young man gets mixed up with an organization bent on returning the Stuarts to the throne of England and is pursued by the police, if this sounds like a thriller be warned it isn't!
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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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