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- 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$ 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...
- 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$ 13.99
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$ 18.99
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 10.19
Adapted by the author from his autobiographical memoir, The Lady in the Van tells the story of Miss Mary Shepherd, whom Alan Bennett first came across when she was living in the street near his home in Camden Town. Taking refuge with her van in his garden originally for three months, she ended up staying fifteen years. Funny, touching and unexpectedly... more...