Phyllis Bentley (1894-1977) published her first work in 1918, a collection of short stories entitled The World's Bane, after which she published several poor-selling novels. The publication in March 1932 of her best-known work, Inheritance, set against the background of the development of the textile industry in the West Riding, received widespread critical acclaim and ran through 23 impressions by 1946, making her the first successful English regional novelist since Thomas Hardy and his Wessex. In 1949 she was awarded an honorary DLitt from Leeds University; in 1958 she became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature; and in 1970 was awarded an OBE.
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By Maggie on 17-05-14
Lovely to hear, but why no Inheritance?
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I have always loved Phyllis Bentley's Inheritance trilogy, which has an addition in Ring in the New. Great that this is now available, but why only this one and Ring in the New? It doesn't stand so well alone, you do need Inheritance and The Rise of Henry Morcar, hence my lower score overall. The narrator's voice is good, fits it well, so please please beg and plead with whoever holds the rights to the earlier books to let him record these as well. Granada TV decided in their wisdom to destroy the tapes of the excellent television adaptation with the young John Thaw, James Bolam and David Burke as Henry Morcar. An audiobook can never replace that but it would be a start. And for continuity, please keep the narrator? OK, that's a lot to ask for, but if you don't ask...