J.B. Priestley is considered by many to be an old-fashioned playwright whose work is locked in a pre-war world of provincialism and whose ideas are way past their sell-by date. In Time and the Rose Garden, internationally recognised author Anthony Peake re-assesses the plays and novels of this fascinating writer. In doing so, Peake argues that Priestley should be recognised as one of the most prescient of all middle century playwrights and that his ideas on time, consciousness and mortality can be found in hugely popular blockbusters such as The Matrix, Vanilla Sky, Deja Vu, Sliding Doors, Butterfly Effect and many others.
Anthony Peake, a writer and speaker, was born in Merseyside. His work has been translated into many languages including French, Russian and Spanish. In October 2015, Anthony was the keynote speaker at the annual J.B. Priestley Society lecture event at Queen Mary University in London. He is a member of the Society for Psychical Research, The Scientific and Medical Network and the J.B. Priestley Society. He lives in West Sussex, UK.