"A neglected early comedy from one of Britain's greatest dramatists, J. B. Priestley. Ferndale, Laburnum Grove. A quiet, residential address in one of the newer North London suburbs. George Radfern, decent, respectable citizen and householder spends his Sunday evenings in his greenhouse, listening to Handel on the wireless. But when his grasping in-laws and daughter's obnoxious beau try to coax more money from him, George makes an unlikely confession. An exploration of greed and dishonesty in suburban England, Priestley observes the facade of middle-class respectability, and its crooked undercurrent with verve and humanity in this immorally comic story of money, family, and criminality."
"J.B. Priestley was an author, novelist, playwright, essayist, broadcaster, scriptwriter, social commentator and man of letters, whose career straddled the twentieth century. Oberon Books publishes a volume of his writings about the stage, The Art of the Dramatist, and his plays, Eden End, Johnson Over Jordan, Dangerous Corner, When We Are Married, Cornelius and the collections J.B. Priestley: Plays One, Two, Three and Four."