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Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett

·3.83·59,328 Ratings
“ Life is not meant to be easy, my child; but take courage: it can be delightful. ” ― George Bernard Shaw
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  • Father! Father! Burning Bright

    2000·
    ·3.78·117 Ratings
    Alan Bennett's second story. This time, set in the 1970s, in classic Bennett country, Yorkshire. 'On the many occasions Midgley had killed his father, death had always come easily. He died promptly, painlessly and without a struggle. Looking back, Midgley
  • Writing Home

    2003·
    ·4.15·880 Ratings
    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
  • The Complete Talking Heads

    2003·
    ·4.28·225 Ratings
    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
  • The Clothes They Stood Up In & The Lady in the Van

    2002·
    ·3.6·937 Ratings
    From Alan Bennett, the author of The Madness of King George, come two stories about the strange nature of possessions...or the lack of them. In the nationally bestselling novel The Clothes They Stood Up In, the staid Ransomes return from the opera to find
  • Talking Heads 2

    1998·
    ·4.14·154 Ratings
    The second collection of six individual portraits from the master of the monologue.Darker and more intense than the first collection, these six stories uncover the secrets behind ordinary suburban lives. From Patricia Routledge's Miss Fozzard, whose new c
  • The History Boys

    2004·
    ·4.07·6,828 Ratings
    An unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth-form boys in pursuit of sex, sport and a place at university. A maverick English teacher at odds with the young and shrewd supply teacher. A headmaster obsessed with results; a history teacher who thinks he's a fool.
  • The Laying On of Hands: Stories

    2003·
    ·3.59·307 Ratings
    Alan Bennett's extraordinary ear for dialogue and sharpness of perception have made him a master storyteller. In "Father! Father! Burning Bright" he writes with tragicomic insight about a son's vigil at his father's deathbed where their lifelong battle co
  • Four Stories

    2006·
    ·3.75·265 Ratings
    Like everything Bennett does, these stories are playful, witty and painfully observant of ordinary people's foibles. They all have brilliant twists, are immensely entertaining and highly moral. And all are modern classics.The Laying on of HandsThe painful
  • Untold Stories

    2005·
    ·4.1·1,098 Ratings
    Untold Stories, Part 4: A Common Assault contains two more reminiscences from Bennett's life and an essay on the class system, read by Bennett himself. A Common Assault describes an incident in Italy when he was mugged, and found himself trying to give a
  • The Madness of George III

    1992·
    ·3.75·206 Ratings
    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.Al
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