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Alan Bennett has been one of our leading dramatists since the success of Beyond the Fringe in the 1960s. His television series Talking Heads has become a modern-day classic, as have many of his works for the stage, including Forty Years On, The Lady in the Van, A Question of Attribution, The Madness of George III (together with the Oscar-nominated screenplay The Madness of King George) and an adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows. His most recent play, The History Boys, won Evening Standard and Critics’ Circle awards for Best Play, The Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play and the South Bank Award.

If you like Alan Bennett you might also like to read books by Lissa Evans, Andrea Levy and Pam Weaver.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Alan Bennett

Keeping on Keeping on by Alan Bennett
Keeping on Keeping on
Alan Bennett
This is an engaging, humane, sharp, funny and unforgettable record of life according to the inimitable Alan Bennett. This latest collection contains Bennett's peerless diaries 2005 to 2015, reflecting on a decade that saw four premieres at the National Theatre...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/10/2016
The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
The Uncommon Reader
Alan Bennett
An absolute gem, this novella is Alan Bennett’s take on the Queen becoming a bibliophile and it is absolutely delightful. At one point the Queen laments not having read books of authors she had met in the past, her private...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/05/2012
A Life Like Other People's by Alan Bennett
A Life Like Other People's
Alan Bennett
A 2011 World Book Night selection. June 2010 Book of the Month. First published in Untold Stories, Alan Bennett’s previous collection of autobiographical pieces is now available in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/04/2010
A Life Like Other People's by Alan Bennett
A Life Like Other People's
Alan Bennett
First published in Untold Stories, Alan Bennett’s previous collection of autobiographical pieces is now available in this handsome small format edition. Sparingly told, it’s the story of his parents and larger family, looking back to their meeting and marriage...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/09/2009
The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
The Uncommon Reader
Alan Bennett
One of the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire's favourite books. An absolute gem, this novella is Alan Bennett’s take on the Queen becoming a bibliophile and it is absolutely delightful. At one point the Queen laments not having read books...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2008
Untold Stories by Alan Bennett
Untold Stories
Alan Bennett
One of the most exciting pieces of publishing this autumn. Six hundred pages of pure delight from childhood memories through diary entries, theatre and radio anecdotes, to reflection, observation, philosophy and wisdom. Almost impossible to pull away from, it is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/10/2005
Talking Heads : No.1 by Alan Bennett
Talking Heads : No.1
Alan Bennett
To hear a sample from this audiobook click here. The 40 Best Audio books comment: It is hard to believe that Alan Bennett's award-winning monologues were first broadcast twenty years ago....
Format: Cd-audio - Released: 03/10/2005

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