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Benenden, a tobacconist in Angel Pavement Mrs Cross, the cleaner ch. He discusses his immediate plans with the crew. Business has not been good, and Mr Dersingham is trying to decide whom to sack. Mr Golspie arrives with a dispatch case containing a sample book of veneers and inlays, and asks to see Mr Dersingham. Mr Smeeth is baffled, especially when Mr Dersingham rings up and tells him to sack their senior traveller, Mr Goath.

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Priestley was at his best. Angel Pavement may sound colourful and romantic as an address, but, in truth, it is a typical City side street, except that it is shorter, narrower and dingier than most. Angel Pavement did it.

I was so tickled by that name. The firm, which imports veneers and inlays to sell to cabinet makers and furniture manufacturers, is struggling to cope with the consequences of poor management, declining demand and an economy hardly geared to a sudden improvement in trade. Into their world descends Golspie, the con-man with a smooth tongue and all the push and panache of the natural predator. He has just arrived in London on a Baltic cargo ship with a display case full of veneer samples and the sole UK agency for a new product, and he is looking to persuade some gullible fool that together they are set to make a fortune.

I am sure that I knew people niot too far removed from Herbert Norman Smeeth, the cashier; Harold Turgis, the railway shipping clerk; and Lilian Matfield, the secretary-typist. Priestley is the master of the art of describing his characters with affection and a faint touch of humour, and his flair for dialogue came to the fore long before he became a successful dramatist.

He is such fun to read —even when the subject is deadly serious. He loves his repetitive job. His days at the office were filled with important and exciting events. He had spent years making neat little columns of figures, entering ledgers and then balancing them, but this was not drudgery to him.

Priestley began this novel in October , around the time when his previous novel, The Good Companions, was taking off in a big way. He was keen to ensure that this was not another light and romantic slice of fiction, and it is much more serious and darker than its predecessor. He powerfully evokes the social background of the period, especially the constant fear of unemployment among people who lived from week to week and could barely afford to save.

Even Smeeth, who in one sense feels so content, even secure, in his work, knows how precarious his world really is. God, I was a fool to trust that chap a yard. It is vintage Priestley.

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'Angel Pavement ' by J.B. Priestley

Priestley was at his best. Angel Pavement may sound colourful and romantic as an address, but, in truth, it is a typical City side street, except that it is shorter, narrower and dingier than most. Angel Pavement did it. I was so tickled by that name. The firm, which imports veneers and inlays to sell to cabinet makers and furniture manufacturers, is struggling to cope with the consequences of poor management, declining demand and an economy hardly geared to a sudden improvement in trade. Into their world descends Golspie, the con-man with a smooth tongue and all the push and panache of the natural predator.

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Angel Pavement

Tweet Widget Are you looking for a novel that you can really get your teeth into this summer? Look no further! Simon Potter recommends our first title: J. Its evocation of dark City streets, the grim glory of the old Docklands, hot-water bottles in spinster digs, the garish pseudo-luxury of brightly-lit Lyons Corner Houses, and the long, smoke-filled journeys by tram and bus to near-genteel suburbs, captures a London just outside the memories of the reader born in post-war Britain, but not too far away from them to lack resonance. As we know from what is currently his most well-known work, An Inspector Calls, J.

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