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The Good Companions by J.B. Priestley
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Aug 03, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: period-piece

A delightful book, with lovable and memorable characters and lots of local colour. Follows the adventures of a troupe of music hall performers in what must be the 1920s, as they travel through small-town England. The diverse cast of characters is viewed mainly through the eyes of two 'outsiders' -- Jess Oakroyd, a working class middle-aged man from Yorkshire who has run away from home and unsympathetic wife; and Miss Trant, a middle aged lady who has come into a small fortune and decides to follow her dream and support the stranded troupe. Not a great book but thoroughly enjoyable.
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