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  • Culture, Class, Distinctionby Tony Bennett; Mike Savage; Elizabeth Bortolaia Silva; Alan Warde; Modesto Gayo-Cal; David Wright

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 63.95

    Choice Recommended Title, February 2010 Culture, Class, Distinction is major contribution to international debates regarding the role of cultural capital in relation to modern forms of inequality.  Drawing on a national study of the organisation of cultural practices in contemporary Britain, the authors review Bourdieu?s classic study of the... more...

  • Max Goes to Marsby Jeffrey Bennett; Alan Okamoto

    Big Kid Science 2015; US$ 9.99

    Jeffrey Bennett , winner of the 2013 American Institute of Physics Science Communication Award, is an astrophysicist and educator who proposed the idea for and helped develop the Voyage Scale Model Solar System?the first science-oriented exhibit approved for permanent installation on the National Mall in Washington, DC. He is also the author of children's... more...

  • The Clothes They Stood Up Inby Alan Bennett

    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...

  • Writing Homeby Alan Bennett

    Picador 2007; US$ 25.99

    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...

  • A Life Like Other People'sby Alan Bennett

    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...

  • The Habit of Artby Alan Bennett

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 14.99

    Alan Bennett is a renowned playwright, essayist, and storywriter whose play The History Boys won six Tony Awards. He is also the author of the Academy Award-nominated screenplay The Madness of King George . He lives in London, England. more...

  • The Uncommon Readerby Alan Bennett

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 13.99

    Questions for Discussion 1. What play on words did you detect in the novella's title? In the world of literature, how are commoners defined? What ironies exist in the mobile library's intended purpose? 2. Early on, the Queen tells Norman that she reads because "one has a duty to find out what people are like." The Queen later says to Sir Kevin,... more...

  • The Laying On of Handsby Alan Bennett

    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...

  • The Madness of George IIIby Alan Bennett

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 14.57

    George III's behaviour has often been odd, but now he is deranged, with rumours circulating that he has even addressed an oak tree as the King of Prussia. Doctors are brought in, the government wavers and the Prince Regent manoeuvres himself into power. Alan Bennett's play explores the court of a mad king, and the fearful treatments he was forced... more...

  • Alan Bennett Plays 2by Alan Bennett

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 18.94

    This second volume of plays by Alan Bennett includes his two Kafka plays, one an hilarious comedy, the other a profound and searching drama. Also included is An Englishman Abroad and A Question of Attribution . The fascination of these two plays lies in the way they question our accepted notions of treachery and, in different ways, make a sympathetic... more...