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- Faber and Faber 2008; US$ 10.19
The Uncommon Reader is none other than HM the Queen who drifts accidentally into reading when her corgis stray into a mobile library parked at Buckingham Palace. She reads widely ( JR Ackerley, Jean Genet, Ivy Compton Burnett and the classics) and intelligently. Her reading naturally changes her world view and her relationship with people like the... more...
- Profile 2011; US$ 19.27
The Shielding of Mrs ForbesGraham Forbes is a disappointment to his mother who thinks that if he must have a wife, he should have done better. And her own husband would be better if she were mourning him than living with him. But this is Alan Bennett, so no matter the importance of keeping up appearances, what is happening in the bedroom (and in lots... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 14.95
The Ransomes had been burgled. "Robbed," Mrs. Ransome said. "Burgled," Mr. Ransome corrected. Premises were burgled; persons were robbed. Mr. Ransome was a solicitor by profession and thought words mattered. Though "burgled" was the wrong word too. Burglars select; they pick; they remove one item and ignore others. There is a limit to what burglars... more...
- Picador 2007; US$ 20.99
Bringing together the hilarious, revealing, and lucidly intelligent writing of one of England?s best known literary figures, Writing Home includes the journalism, book and theater reviews, and diaries of Alan Bennett, as well as ?The Lady in the Van,? his unforgettable account of Miss Shepherd, a London eccentric who lived in a van in Bennett?s... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 8.99
FROM ONE OF BRITAIN?S GREATEST LIVING WRITERS AND THE AUTHOR OF THE UNCOMMON READER , A FAMILY MEMOIR AND UNIQUE WORK OF ART? A LIFE LIKE OTHER IS ALAN BENNETT AT HIS BEST In this poignant memoir of his parents? marriage, Alan Bennett recalls the lost world of his childhood and the lives, loves, and deaths of his unforgettable aunties, Kathleen... more...
- Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 14.99
Benjamin Britten, sailing uncomfortably close to the wind with his new opera, Death in Venice , seeks advice from his former collaborator and friend, W. H. Auden. During this imagined meeting, their first in twenty-five years, they are observed and interrupted by, among others, their future biographer and a young man from the local bus station.... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 12.99
From the author of The History Boys and The Clothes They Stood Up In A deliciously funny novella that celebrates the pleasure of reading. When the Queen in pursuit of her wandering corgis stumbles upon a mobile library she feels duty bound to borrow a book. Aided by Norman, a young man from the palace kitchen who frequents the library, Bennett... more...
- Picador 2010; US$ 14.99
Alan Bennett's award-winning series of solo pieces is a classic of contemporary drama, universally hailed for its combination of razor-sharp wit and deeply felt humanity. In Bed Among the Lentils , a vicar's wife discovers a semblance of happiness with an Indian shop owner. In A Chip in the Sugar , a man's life begins to unravel when he discovers... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 26.99
"[Bennett] does what only the best writers can do--make us look at ourselves in a way we've never done before." --Michael Palin Untold Stories brings together some of the finest and funniest writing by one of England's best-known literary figures. Alan Bennett's first major collection since Writing Home contains previously unpublished... more...
- Picador 2010; US$ 17.99
Three stories in one volume from one of Britain's most admired authors and playwrights. The Laying On Of Hands is Bennett at his inimitable best in this funny, and mischievous satire about a society memorial service for a rather special masseur who has died at a tragically young age in Peru. In "Father! Father! Burning Bright" Bennett writes... more...