HP: An Inspector Calls
Author: J. B. Priestley
Published: January 1993
Format: Hardback 96 pages
Level: Age 14-16+
For Upper Secondary School Students
Two hours ago a young woman died in the Infirmary...she'd swallowed a lot of strong disinfectant. Burnt her inside out...
Arthur Birling, a prosperous manufacturer, is holding a family dinner party to celebrate his daughter's engagement. Into this cosy scene intrudes the harsh figure of a police inspector investigating the suicide of a young working-class woman. Under interrogation, every member of the family turns out to have a shameful secret which links them with her death.