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J. B. Priestley

John Boynton Priestley, OM (13 September 1894 – 14 August 1984), was an English author, novelist, playwright, scriptwriter, social commentator, man of letters and broadcaster, whose career straddled the 20th Century. [1]

95 relations: An Experiment with Time, An Inspector Calls, Angel Pavement, Arthur Bliss, Asia, Battle of Britain, BBC, Beachcomber (pen name), Beckfoot Upper Heaton, Bradford, Bright Day, Cabinet Office, Cambridge University (UK Parliament constituency), Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Carl Jung, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, Common Wealth Party, D. B. Wyndham Lewis, Dangerous Corner, Devonshire Regiment, Doctor of Letters, Duke of Wellington's Regiment, Eden End, English Journey, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Freedom of the City, George Bernard Shaw, Gerald Bullett, Graham Greene, Greenwood Publishing Group, Horizon (magazine), Hugh Walpole, I Have Been Here Before, Information Research Department, J. B. Priestley's Time Plays, Jacquetta Hawkes, James Tait Black Memorial Prize, James Whale, Jenny Villiers, John William Dunne, Johnson Over Jordan, Joseph Stalin, Labour Party (UK), Laburnum Grove (play), Last Holiday (1950 film), Let the People Sing (novel), Life peer, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Man and His Symbols, Manningham, Bradford, ..., Mary Priestley, Monitor (TV series), National Media Museum, Order of Merit, Order of the Companions of Honour, Orwell's list, Playwright, Precognition, Richard Acland, Russia, Stamboul Train, Stratford-upon-Avon, Swan Arcade, Bradford, The Good Companions, The Guardian, The Magicians (Priestley novel), The Old Dark House, The Olympians, The Other Place (Priestley), The World at War, Thomas Beecham, Thomas Wolfe, Time and the Conways, Time slip, Toronto, Trinity Hall, Cambridge, UNESCO, United Kingdom, United Kingdom general election, 1945, United States, University of Bradford, Valancourt Books, Victorian architecture, Vincent Brome, Warwickshire, West Riding of Yorkshire, Western literature, When We Are Married, Winston Churchill, World War I, World War II, Wyndham Lewis, 1941 Committee, 20th century in literature, 31 June. Expand index (45 more) »

An Experiment with Time

An Experiment with Time is a long essay by the Irish aeronautical engineer J. W. Dunne (1875–1949) on the subjects of precognition and the human experience of time.

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An Inspector Calls

An Inspector Calls is a play written by English dramatist J. B. Priestley, first performed in 1945 in the Soviet Union and in 1946 in the UK.

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Angel Pavement

Angel Pavement is a novel by J. B. Priestley, published in 1930 after the enormous success of The Good Companions.

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Arthur Bliss

Sir Arthur Edward Drummond Bliss, CH, KCVO (2 August 189127 March 1975) was an English composer and conductor.

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Asia

Asia is the Earth's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres.

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Battle of Britain

The Battle of Britain (German: Luftschlacht um England, literally "Air battle for England") is the name given to the Second World War air campaign waged by the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) against the United Kingdom during the summer and autumn of 1940.

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BBC

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the public-service broadcaster of the United Kingdom, headquartered at Broadcasting House in London.

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Beachcomber (pen name)

Beachcomber was the nom de plume used by two humorous columnists, D. B. Wyndham Lewis and, chiefly, J. B. Morton, as authors of the Daily Express column "By the Way" in the period 1919–1975.

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Beckfoot Upper Heaton

Beckfoot Upper Heaton (formerly Belle Vue Boys' School) is a secondary school and sixth form located in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England.

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Bradford

Bradford is in the Metropolitan Borough of the City of Bradford in West Yorkshire, England, in the foothills of the Pennines west of Leeds, and northwest of Wakefield.

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Bright Day

Bright Day is a novel by J. B. Priestley, first published in 1946.

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Cabinet Office

The Cabinet Office is a department of the Government of the United Kingdom responsible for supporting the Prime Minister and Cabinet of the United Kingdom.

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Cambridge University (UK Parliament constituency)

Cambridge University was a university constituency electing two members to the British House of Commons, from 1603 to 1950.

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Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) is an organisation that advocates unilateral nuclear disarmament by the United Kingdom, international nuclear disarmament and tighter international arms regulation through agreements such as the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

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Carl Jung

Carl Gustav Jung (26 July 1875 – 6 June 1961), often referred to as C. G. Jung, was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology.

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City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council is the local authority of the City of Bradford in West Yorkshire, England.

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Common Wealth Party

The Common Wealth Party (CW) was a socialist political party in the United Kingdom in the Second World War.

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D. B. Wyndham Lewis

Dominic Bevan Wyndham Lewis FRSL (9 March 1891 – 21 November 1969) was a British writer best known for his humorous contributions to newspapers and for biographies.

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Dangerous Corner

Dangerous Corner was the first play by the English writer J. B. Priestley.

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Devonshire Regiment

The Devonshire Regiment was a line infantry regiment of the British Army which served under various titles and served in many wars and conflicts from 1685 to 1958, such as the Second Boer War, World War I and World War II.

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Doctor of Letters

Doctor of Letters (Litterarum doctor; D.Litt.; Litt.D.; D. Lit.; or Lit. D.) is an academic degree, a higher doctorate which, in some countries, may be considered to be beyond the Ph.D. and equal to the Doctor of Science (Sc.D. or D.Sc.). It is awarded in many countries by universities and learned bodies in recognition of achievement in the humanities, original contribution to the creative arts or scholarship and other merits.

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Duke of Wellington's Regiment

The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding) was a line infantry regiment of the British Army, forming part of the King's Division.

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Eden End

Eden End is a play by J. B. Priestley, first produced by Irene Hentschel at the Duchess Theatre, London, on 13 September 1934.

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English Journey

English Journey is an account by J. B. Priestley of his travels in England which was published in 1934.

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), commonly called the Foreign Office, is a department of the British Government.

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Freedom of the City

The Freedom of the City is an honour bestowed by a municipality upon a valued member of the community, or upon a visiting celebrity or dignitary.

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George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw (26 July 18562 November 1950) was a Nobel-Prize-winning Irish playwright, critic and passionate socialist whose influence on Western theater, culture and politics stretched from the 1880s to his death in 1950, at 94 one of the world's most famous men.

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Gerald Bullett

Gerald William Bullett (30 December 1893 – 3 January 1958) was a British man of letters.

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Graham Greene

Henry Graham Greene, OM, CH (2 Oct 1904 – 3 April 1991) was an English novelist and author regarded as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century.

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Greenwood Publishing Group

Greenwood Publishing Group (GPG) is an educational and academic publisher (middle school through university level) which is today part of ABC-CLIO.

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Horizon (magazine)

Horizon: A Review of Literature and Art was an influential literary magazine published in London, UK, between 1940 and 1949.

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Hugh Walpole

Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole, CBE (13 March 18841 June 1941) was an English novelist.

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I Have Been Here Before

I Have Been Here Before is a play by J. B. Priestley, first produced by Lewis Casson at the Royalty Theatre, London, on 22 September 1937.

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Information Research Department

The Information Research Department, founded in 1948 by Christopher Mayhew MP, was a department of the British Foreign Office set up to counter Soviet propaganda and infiltration, particularly amongst the western labour movement.

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J. B. Priestley's Time Plays

The Time Plays are a series of dramas written by British author J. B. Priestley written during the 1930s and 40s.

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Jacquetta Hawkes

Jacquetta Hawkes (5 August 1910 – 18 March 1996) was a British archaeologist and writer.

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James Tait Black Memorial Prize

The James Tait Black Memorial Prizes are literary prizes awarded for literature written in the English language.

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James Whale

James Whale (22 July 1889 – 29 May 1957) was an English film director, theatre director and actor.

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Jenny Villiers

Jenny Villiers: A Story of the Theatre is a short novel by J. B. Priestley, first published in 1947.

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John William Dunne

John William Dunne FRAeS (1875–1949) was a British soldier, aeronautical engineer and philosopher.

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Johnson Over Jordan

Johnson Over Jordan is a play by J.B. Priestley.

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Joseph Stalin

Joseph Stalin (birth surname: Jughashvili; 18 December 1878 – 5 March 1953) was the leader of the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953.

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Labour Party (UK)

The Labour Party is a centre-left political party in the United Kingdom.

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Laburnum Grove (play)

Laburnum Grove is a comedy-drama play by the British writer J.B. Priestley which was first staged in 1933.

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Last Holiday (1950 film)

Last Holiday is a 1950 British film featuring Alec Guinness in his sixth starring role.

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Let the People Sing (novel)

Let the People Sing is a 1939 comedy novel by the British writer J. B. Priestley.

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Life peer

In the United Kingdom, life peers are appointed members of the peerage whose titles cannot be inherited, in contrast to hereditary peers.

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London Philharmonic Orchestra

The London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) is one of five permanent symphony orchestras based in London.

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Man and His Symbols

Man and His Symbols is the last work undertaken so Carl Jung before his death in 1961.

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Manningham, Bradford

Manningham is an historically industrial-workers area of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, approximately a mile north of the Bradford city centre.

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Mary Priestley

Mary Priestley, a music therapist from Britain, is credited for development of Analytic Music Therapy, a synthesis of psychoanalytic theory and music therapy.

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Monitor (TV series)

Monitor was a BBC arts programme that was launched on 2 February 1958 and ran until 1965.

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National Media Museum

The National Media Museum (formerly the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television) is a museum in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, and is part of the national Science Museum Group.

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Order of Merit

The Order of Merit (Ordre du Mérite) is a dynastic order recognising distinguished service in the armed forces, science, art, literature, or for the promotion of culture.

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Order of the Companions of Honour

The Order of the Companions of Honour is an order of the Commonwealth realms.

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Orwell's list

Orwell's list, prepared in 1949 by the English author George Orwell, shortly before he died, comprises names of notable writers and other persons he considered to be unsuitable as possible writers for the Information Research Department's anti-communist propaganda activities.

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Playwright

A playwright, also known as a dramatist, is a person who writes dramatic literature or drama.

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Precognition

Precognition (from the Latin præ-, "before" and cognitio, "acquiring knowledge"), also called future sight, and second sight, is an alleged psychic ability to see events in the future.

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Richard Acland

Sir Richard Thomas Dyke Acland, 15th Baronet (26 November 1906 – 24 November 1990) was one of the founding members of the British Common Wealth Party.

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Russia

Russia (Ru-Россия.ogg), also officially known as the Russian Federation (a), is a country in northern Eurasia.

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Stamboul Train

Stamboul Train (1932) is a novel by author Graham Greene.

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Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, south east of Birmingham and south west of Warwick.

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Swan Arcade, Bradford

The Swan Arcade was a four-storey building located between Market Street and Broadway, Bradford, England and stood opposite the Wool Exchange.

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The Good Companions

The Good Companions is a novel by the English author J. B. Priestley.

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The Guardian

The Guardian is a British national daily newspaper.

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The Magicians (Priestley novel)

The Magicians is a short novel by J. B. Priestley, first published in 1954.

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The Old Dark House

The Old Dark House is a 1932 American Pre-Code comedy horror film directed by James Whale and starring Boris Karloff.

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The Olympians

The Olympians is an opera in three acts by Arthur Bliss to a libretto by J. B. Priestley, first performed at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden on 29 September 1949, conducted by Karl Rankl in a production by Peter Brook.

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The Other Place (Priestley)

The Other Place, subtitled "And Other Stories of the Same Sort", is a collection of science fiction and fantasy stories by J. B. Priestley published in hardcover by Harper & Brothers and Heinemann in 1953.

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The World at War

The World at War (1973–74) is a 26-episode British television documentary series chronicling the events of the Second World War.

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Thomas Beecham

Sir Thomas Beecham, 2nd Baronet, CH (29 April 18798 March 1961) was an English conductor and impresario best known for his association with the London Philharmonic and the Royal Philharmonic orchestras.

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Thomas Wolfe

Thomas Clayton Wolfe (October 3, 1900 – September 15, 1938) was a major American novelist of the early twentieth century.

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Time and the Conways

Time and the Conways is a British play written by J. B. Priestley in 1937 illustrating J. W. Dunne's Theory of Time through the experience of a moneyed Yorkshire family, the Conways, over a period of nineteen years from 1919 to 1937.

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Time slip

A time slip is a plot device used in fantasy and science fiction in which a person, or group of people, seem to travel through time by unknown means for a period of time.

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Toronto

Toronto is the most populous city in Canada, and the capital of the province of Ontario.

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Trinity Hall, Cambridge

Trinity Hall is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge, England.

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UNESCO

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN).

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign state in Europe.

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United Kingdom general election, 1945

The United Kingdom general election of 1945 was a general election held on 5 July 1945, with polls in some constituencies delayed until 12 July and in Nelson and Colne until 19 July, because of local wakes weeks.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and various possessions.

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University of Bradford

The University of Bradford is a public, plate glass university located in the city of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England.

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Valancourt Books

Valancourt Books is an independent American publishing house founded by James Jenkins and Ryan Cagle in 2005.

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Victorian architecture

Victorian architecture is a series of architectural revival styles in the mid-to-late 19th century.

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Vincent Brome

Vincent Brome; (14 July 1910 – 16 October 2004) was an English writer, who gradually established himself as a man of letters.

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Warwickshire

Warwickshire is a landlocked non-metropolitan county in the West Midlands region of England.

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West Riding of Yorkshire

The West Riding of Yorkshire is one of the three historic subdivisions of Yorkshire, England.

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Western literature

Western literature, also known as European literature, is the literature written in the context of Western culture in the languages of Europe, including the ones belonging to the Indo-European language family as well as several geographically or historically related languages such as Basque and Hungarian.

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When We Are Married

When We Are Married is a comedy by the English dramatist, J. B. Priestley.

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Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British statesman who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955.

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World War I

World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war centered in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918.

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World War II

World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.

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Wyndham Lewis

Percy Wyndham Lewis (18 November 1882 – 7 March 1957) was an English painter and author (he dropped the name 'Percy', which he disliked).

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1941 Committee

The 1941 Committee was a group of British politicians, writers and other people of influence who got together in 1940.

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20th century in literature

See also: 20th century in poetry, 19th century in literature, 21st century in literature, list of years in literature.

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31 June

"31 iyunya" (31 June, 31 июня) is a two-part fantasy TV musical, loosely based on a story by John Boynton Priestley.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._B._Priestley

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