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Untold Stories

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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 a must.

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

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Synopsis

Untold Stories by Alan Bennett

This is Alan Bennettâs first major collection since Writing Home which was a Number One bestseller and follows the considerable success of The History Boys, which continues to enjoy considerable success at the National Theatre.

Untold Stories brings together the very best of Alan Bennettâs writing from the last nine years. The book includes significant unpublished work, including the title piece, a poignant memoir of his family and of growing up in Leeds, together with his much celebrated diary for the years 1996-2004 and numerous other exceptional essays, reviews, and comic pieces. It is a compendium of some of his very finest and funniest writing.

Reviews

‘thatâs the Christmas present shopping sorted…â Imogen Stubbs - Daily Telegraph

‘I have never read a book of this length where I have turned the last page with such regret. It is intelligent, educated, engaging, humane, self-aware, cantankerous and irresistibly funny. You want it to go on forever.â
John Carey - Sunday Times

‘Alan Bennett, with his combination of pitiless observation and gentle understatement, is perhaps the best loved of English writers alive today.â Sunday Telegraph

‘Bennettâs voice is uniquely his own…there runs through his writing a rigorously observant sympathy.â Guardian

‘Even when discussing boredom, Bennett is never boring.â Independent on Sunday

‘Alan Bennett has become about the nearest thing we have to a National Living Treasure…and Bennett has always remained true to himself, his past, and above all his parents.â Evening Standard

About the Author

Alan Bennett

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.

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Book Info

Publication date

3rd October 2005

Author

Alan Bennett

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Publisher

Faber And Faber & Profile Books

Format

Hardback

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
The Real World
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ISBN

9780571228300

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