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  • The Lady In The Vanby Alan Bennett

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 3.98

    Alan Bennett is the author of Writing Home, The Madness of George III, Talking Heads, The Clothes They Stood Up In and much else besides. Miss Shepherd lived in a Robin Reliant opposite Bennett's house in Camden Town. After a series of attacks on her van, he suggested she move, with her van, to his front drive. Initially reluctant, she agreed - and... 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$ 30.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Complete Talking Headsby Alan Bennett

    Picador 2010; US$ 10.99

    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...

  • The History Boysby Alan Bennett

    Faber & Faber 2008; US$ 13.11

    Alan Bennett has been one of our leading dramatists since Beyond the Fringe in the 1960s. His television series Talking Heads has become a modern-day classic. The History Boys won numerous awards both at the National Theatre, London, and on Broadway. Also at the NT: The Habit of Art , People and Cocktail Sticks . He received an Academy Award... more...

  • Untold Storiesby Alan Bennett

    Faber & Faber 2008; US$ 14.57

    Alan Bennett's first collection of prose since Writing Home takes in all his major writings over the last ten years. The title piece is a poignant family memoir with an account of the marriage of his parents, the lives and deaths of his aunts and the uncovering of a long-held family secret. Bennett, as always, is both amusing and poignant, whether... more...

  • Alan Bennett Plays 1by Alan Bennett

    Faber & Faber 2008; US$ 18.94

    This collection of Alan Bennett's work includes his first play and West End hit, Forty Years On , as well as Getting On , Habeus Corpus , and Enjoy . Forty Years On 'Alan Bennett's most gloriously funny play ... a brilliant, youthful perception of a nation in decline, as seen through the eyes of a home-grown school play ... a classic.'... more...