Education Help JB Priestley


Saturday 29th September 2018

At the Great Victoria Hotel, Bridge Street, Bradford BD1 1JX

The Hotel is situated very close to the rail/bus interchange and there is free parking at the rear of the hotel for patrons. I shall be going away before the Luncheon and it would be appreciated if you would let me have your order for tickets and menu choices by Wednesday 12th September.

Special Guest:  Society Vice-President Barry Cryer will be attending prior to his appearance at the launch of Rosalie Batten’s memoir about her days as JB Priestley’s secretary at the Ilkley Literary Festival on the following day, Sunday 30th September. Barry, famous as a scriptwriter to many of this country’s most iconic comedy stars and well known for his participation in radio panel games is also a lifelong admirer  of JB Priestley and was a frequent visitor at Kissing Tree House.

If you wish to attend, please contact:

Hon General Secretary: Rod Slater

  6 Massey Brook Lane, Lymm, Warrington, WA13  0PN 

Tel:  01925 752 216  email: rodslater7@gmail.com

Please also supply your menu choices


1. Chef’s choice of seasonal soup. 2. Ardennes pate, Melba toast, homemade red onion chutney.


1. Oven roast chicken breast, garlic new potatoes, thyme roast chantey carrots, red wine sauce.

2.  Poppy seed salmon fillet, Asian stir-fried vegetables, honey soy reduction.

3. Caramelised onion & goat’s cheese filo tart.


1. Baked lemon cheesecake, ginger biscuit base.  2. Salted caramel brownie, roasted pecans.

Tea and Coffee


 New Editions in Shops Now

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Memoir by J.B. Priestley’s Personal Secretary Also Published

Along with new editions of four of J.B. Priestley’s finest novels, a remarkable memoir written 32 years ago by Priestley’s personal secretary, Rosalea Batten has also been released. This exciting and very significant publication has been published by Great Northern Books with the assistance of the J. B. Priestley Society and is endorsed by the Priestley Estate and the writer and broadcaster Stuart Maconie. The memoir reveals many up to now hidden details of the private and personal life of this great author. It is a must read for any Priestley fan as well as anyone interested in the routines and daily life of a famous and celebrated author.

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New Editions of Four Priestley Novels Arriving in June 2018

This June will see the republication of four of Priestley’s finest novels by Great Northern Books. New editions of The Good Companions (1929), Angel Pavement (1930), Bright Day (1946) and Lost Empires (1965) will be available in paperback and also in limited edition hardback. All are enhanced with introductions and additional content.

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