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Short Stories & Anthologies
  • Author:
    Alan Bennett
  • ISBN:
    1861978197
  • ISBN13:
    978-1861978196
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  • Publisher:
    Profile Books(GB); UK ed. edition (September 1, 2006)
  • Pages:
    240 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Short Stories & Anthologies
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  • Rating:
    4.4
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ALAN BENNETT has been one of our leading dramatists since the success of Beyond the Fringe in the 1960s

ALAN BENNETT has been one of our leading dramatists since the success of Beyond the Fringe in the 1960s. On Broadway, The History Boys won five New York Drama Desk Awards, four Outer Critics’ Circle Awards, a New York Drama Critics’ Award for Best Play, a New York Drama League Award and six Tonys including Best Play. The film of The History Boys was released in 2006. Alan Bennett’s collection of prose, Untold Stories, won the PEN/Ackerley Prize for Autobiography, 2006.

Home Alan Bennett Four Stories. He didn’t understand, as why should he, so she told him, told him the whole story, beginning with them coming back from the opera, and the police and the trek out to Aylesbury, the whole tale. When she’d finished, he said: ‘Yeah, that sounds like Paloma. It’s the kind of thing she would do. She had a funny sense of humour. That’s South America for yo. Other author's books: Six Poets. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22. ‘Though we knew his name was Clive,’ he was saying, ‘we’ – his wife sitting beside him smiled – ‘we called him Max, a name I came to feel suited him well.

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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.

See a Problem? We’d love your help. Father! Father! Burning Bright The savage satire on the family of a dying man who rules over them from his hospital bed.

Alan Bennett eBook Online Read. Author: Alan Bennett. Published Year: 2003 History & Fiction. The Madness of George III. Published Year: 2009 History & Fiction. Lady in the Van. Published Year: 1988 History & Fiction. The Uncommon Reader: A Novella. Published Year: 2007 History & Fiction. The Laying on of Hands: Stories. Published Year: 2008 History & Fiction. Published Year: 2012 History & Fiction

The classic account of the lady who lived on Bennett's drive joins his three bestselling novellas in a paperback compendium.

Arcanefire
Good read. Writer has a great imagination. Humor is wonderful!
CONVERSE
Perfect as always
Quamar
Brilliant and laugh out loud funny!
Narder
The duties were odd in a very enjoyable way. Terrific insight into human behaviour. Loved it.
Sat
enjoyed it
Nilarius
I don't quite know how to describe this book in a way that will convey enough information to give you an inking if you would like it or not.

First some description perhaps:

This book is a collection of four of Alan Bennett's most famous, most admired short stories:

The Laying on of Hands

The Clothes They Stood up in

Father! Father! Burning Bright

and then there's 'The Lady in the Van.' You see, Mrs. Shepherd drove her van into his garden in 1974 and asked if she could park it there for a while.

'A while' turned out to be fifteen years. And she lived in the van. In 1999 he wrote a play about her that starred Maggie Smith. And the section describing the play is a cross between the story of Mrs. Shepherd (he finds a Mr. Shepherd very hard to imagine) and the writing of the play.

Some dialog from a draft version of the play:

'Mr. Bennett. Will you look under the van?'

'What for?'

One of these explosive devices. There was another bomb last night and I think I may be next on the list.'

'I can't see anything because of all your plastic bags.'

'Yes and the explosive's plastic so it wouldn't show, possibly. Are there any wires? The wireless tells you to look for wires. Nothing that looks like a timing device?'

'There's an old biscuit tin.'

Rolling on the floor laughing? No. A delight to read? Absolutely.