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Bright Day is a novel by J. Priestleyfirst published in One of his better-known works, it combines nostalgia for the northern England that existed before the First World War with an optimism inspired by the conclusion of the Second. Inan English screenwriter, Gregory Dawson, goes to a seaside hotel in Cornwall to finish a screenplay. An accidental meeting with two people from his distant past prompts him to explore his memories of his youth in 'Bruddersford' a fictional town conflating Bradford and Huddersfield between October and June He has retreated in the spring of to The Day Is So Bright - Argo - Šviesa Cornish village of Tralorna to finish the screenplay for a film called The Lady Hits Back.
An oldish couple staying at his hotel, the Royal Ocean, seem strangely familiar. They are identified to him as "Lord and Lady Harndean". In the hotel's restaurant Dawson is condescending to the musicians, who attempt to impress him by playing the slow movement of Schubert's B flat trio. The music triggers Dawson's memory, and he realises that the couple are Mr and Mrs Nixey, whom he has not seen since He approaches and introduces himself. Back in his hotel room he recalls the Bruddersford of his youth, where he moved after the death of his parents to live with his maternal uncle.
Lonely and missing his family, he finds himself charmed by a certain prosperous family he often sees on the tram and at concerts. He obtains a job at Hawes and Company, a wool firm, under the stentorian Joe Ackworth, and on the first day he is surprised to find that he recognises Ackworth's co-worker, Mr Alington, as the head of that happy family. In December, Mr Alington's daughter Joan stops by at the office, looking for him.
She talks to Greg and invites him The Day Is So Bright - Argo - Šviesa a concert at Gladstone Hall. After the concert he is delighted to find himself accepted without question as one of their social circle: the Alington children, Joan, Eva, Bridget, Oliver and David, and their friends Ben Kerry and Jock Barniston.
Ackworth quarrels with the cashier Croxton for sending samples away without his permission. Gregory enjoys Christmaswhich includes many visits, and Boadicea - Enya - Enya trip to the pantomime Cinderella ; in MayGreg accompanies the Alingtons to the village of Bulsden, on the edge of Broadstone Moor, for a picnic and Barbra Streisand - Love Is The Answer game of cricket.
He meets the old painter Stanley Mervin. On arriving back home, the Schubert trio is played, but it is interrupted by the first arrival of the Nixeys. Dawson's reminiscing is interrupted by the arrival of Elizabeth Earl, the English actress who is to be the star of the movie he is writing. She is injured by his cool reception. On going downstairs to the bar, he talks to the publicist, Jake West, and the movie's European director, George Adony.
Adony believes that she is romantically involved The Day Is So Bright - Argo - Šviesa Dawson, and he tries to persuade him she is not. Dawson goes on holiday to Silverdale with the Blackshaws, and meets their child Laura. In mid-September, he goes with Oliver and Bridget to a musical evening at the Leatons'.
Nixey's monopolisation of a visiting customer, Albert Harfner, leads to a confrontation between him and Ackworth. Dawson guesses that Eleanor Nixey is having an affair with Ben Kerry, who is supposed to be "half-engaged" to Eva Alington. Dorothy Barniston tells Dawson's fortune. Joan demands that he tell her what is going on at the office that is upsetting her father; he quarrels with Ben Kerry The Day Is So Bright - Argo - Šviesa a showbiz party at the Crown.
America The Arrogant - Human Pollution - B(r)ane explains to Elizabeth Earl that he is feeling troubled by his past. He recollects 31 Decemberthe last party at the Alington residence, when the family played charades. The arrival of the Nixeys shortly before midnight ruins the atmosphere, and the New Year has, he feels "an ill-omened beginning.
The next morning, George Adony brings him breakfast in his room to talk about the script. He has lunch with Elizabeth Earl, who Youre Gonna Break My Heart - Panama - Fire! him that her agent Leo Blatt is coming this evening. After working for a few hours on the script, Dawson comes down and, during a conversation with Blatt, comes to the decision not to return to Hollywood.
In the late spring ofAckworth quarrels with Croxton, and soon afterwards decides to leave the company. Jock Barniston is to deliver a letter to Eva from Ben Kerry, and is worried that it may herald a break-up.
They meet the artist Stanley Mervin again, and Dawson is chatting with Bridget by a river when they hear a scream. Eva has fallen to her death from the cliff, an event witnessed by Laura. It is ruled to be an accident. The day after the funeral, Mr Alington collapses at work, and a fortnight later the Nixeys call at his house, where they are confronted by Bridget, who blames them for what has happened. Dawson again refuses Blatt's offer of work. Elizabeth Earl plans lunch at a certain seaside hotel, but by the time they arrive it is pouring with rain.
Dawson's last meeting with Joan is in early springwhen they bump into each other at Victoria Station. He accompanies her to her flat and helps her carry her luggage up the stairs. She tells him that her mother has moved to Dorset, and Bridget has married an Irishman named Michael Connally.
They go out to a revue, and then to a club, but on returning to the flat he makes the mistake of asking about Eva's death, and Joan becomes hysterical. Elizabeth Earl's manner towards Dawson has cooled suddenly, because she has concluded that he is still besotted with Bridget Alington and not with her, as she had assumed.
She tells him she has Various - Deutsche Weihnacht David Alington—now Sir David and a famous physicist. Back at the Royal Ocean Hotel, Dawson talks to Malcolm Nixey, who is leaving the next day, and perplexes him by demanding to know what he has "got out of it all", that is, out of the "successful" life he has lived.
Having done with reminiscing, Dawson finishes the screenplay, and while chatting with the restaurant trio he hears them mention a fellow musician named Sheila Connally. When he arrives The Day Is So Bright - Argo - Šviesa in London, Elizabeth Earl organises a surprise meeting with Bridget Alington, whom he has not seen for decades.
He learns that Joan is dead. Their talk is uninspiring and leaves them both disgruntled. At a party at Claridges, LAutomobile - Various - Jazz Boutique 3 encounters Lord Harndean again, who asks him to phone someone called Mrs Childs, who is involved with a film-making youth group.
It turns out, to his amazement, that Mrs Childs is in fact Laura Blackshaw. They talk about Bruddersford, and she tells him that she saw Joan push Eva from the cliff. This is the last piece of the puzzle. He agrees The Day Is So Bright - Argo - Šviesa help the youth group, and the book ends with the implication that one part of his life is finally over and that another has begun.
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