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Praise for "Writing Home"
"The book [contains] perhaps the funniest piece ever written about the theater...marvelous, marvelous, marvelous." --"The Independent """
"Irresistibly well written, wry, witty, every sentence a pleasure...Humane, observant, and sharply intelligent." --"Sunday Times"

"Surprising, funny, and deeply affecting . . . ÝAlan Bennett¨ is a prose stylist of disarming grace and sly humor."--"The New York Times Book Review" ""Untold Stories" is intelligent, educated, engaging, humane, self-aware, cantankerous, and irresistibly funny. You want it to go on forever."--"The Sunday Times" (London)
"Painfully intimate, stoically comic . . . Bennett's deadpan, self-deprecating humor translates perfectly."--David Gates, "O, The Oprah Magazine"
"A great achievement and a book of lasting value."--"The Guardian" (U.K.)
"A masterpiece of reminiscence. There is probably no other distinguished English man of letters more instantly likable than Bennett."--Michael Dirda, "The Washington Post Book World""" "It is a glaring example of modern English frivolity that ÝBennett¨ is not simply regarded--with awe and terror--as one of the greatest living English writers. . . . If you want to understand the cultural wars in England now, and if you want to come to grips with a great writer and a challenging mind, then Bennett is your man."--"The Nation" "While he plays the old crank who is put upon by the world as it is, Bennett reveals an eye for detail and a feel for the complexity of human interactions."--"Publishers Weekly"
"ÝBennett¨ is a fine storyteller. . . . His memories of fellow actors Peter Cook and Dudly Moore are wry, witty, and honest."--"Library Journal"

"Surprising, funny, and deeply affecting . . . [Alan Bennett] is a prose stylist of disarming grace and sly humor."--"The New York Times Book Review" ""Untold Stories" is intelligent, educated, engaging, humane, self-aware, cantankerous, and irresistibly funny. You want it to go on forever."--"The Sunday Times" (London)

"Painfully intimate, stoically comic . . . Bennett's deadpan, self-deprecating humor translates perfectly."--David Gates, "O, The Oprah Magazine"

"A great achievement and a book of lasting value."--"The Guardian" (U.K.)

"A masterpiece of reminiscence. There is probably no other distinguished English man of letters more instantly likable than Bennett."--Michael Dirda, "The Washington Post Book World""" "It is a glaring example of modern English frivolity that [Bennett] is not simply regarded--with awe and terror--as one of the greatest living English writers. . . . If you want to understand the cultural wars in England now, and if you want to come to grips with a great writer and a challenging mind, then Bennett is your man."--"The Nation" "While he plays the old crank who is put upon by the world as it is, Bennett reveals an eye for detail and a feel for the complexity of human interactions."--"Publishers Weekly"

"[Bennett] is a fine storyteller. . . . His memories of fellow actors Peter Cook and Dudly Moore are wry, witty, and honest."--"Library Journal"

Surprising, funny, and deeply affecting . . . [Alan Bennett] is a prose stylist of disarming grace and sly humor. "The New York Times Book Review"

"Untold Stories" is intelligent, educated, engaging, humane, self-aware, cantankerous, and irresistibly funny. You want it to go on forever. "The Sunday Times (London)"

Painfully intimate, stoically comic . . . Bennett's deadpan, self-deprecating humor translates perfectly. "David Gates, O, The Oprah Magazine"

A great achievement and a book of lasting value. "The Guardian (U.K.)"

A masterpiece of reminiscence. There is probably no other distinguished English man of letters more instantly likable than Bennett. "Michael Dirda, The Washington Post Book World"

It is a glaring example of modern English frivolity that [Bennett] is not simply regarded--with awe and terror--as one of the greatest living English writers. . . . If you want to understand the cultural wars in England now, and if you want to come to grips with a great writer and a challenging mind, then Bennett is your man. "The Nation"

While he plays the old crank who is put upon by the world as it is, Bennett reveals an eye for detail and a feel for the complexity of human interactions. "Publishers Weekly"

[Bennett] is a fine storyteller. . . . His memories of fellow actors Peter Cook and Dudly Moore are wry, witty, and honest. "Library Journal""

"Surprising, funny, and deeply affecting . . . [Alan Bennett] is a prose stylist of disarming grace and sly humor." --The New York Times Book Review

"Untold Stories is intelligent, educated, engaging, humane, self-aware, cantankerous, and irresistibly funny. You want it to go on forever." --The Sunday Times (London)

"Painfully intimate, stoically comic . . . Bennett's deadpan, self-deprecating humor translates perfectly." --David Gates, O, The Oprah Magazine

"A great achievement and a book of lasting value." --The Guardian (U.K.)

"A masterpiece of reminiscence. There is probably no other distinguished English man of letters more instantly likable than Bennett." --Michael Dirda, The Washington Post Book World

"It is a glaring example of modern English frivolity that [Bennett] is not simply regarded--with awe and terror--as one of the greatest living English writers. . . . If you want to understand the cultural wars in England now, and if you want to come to grips with a great writer and a challenging mind, then Bennett is your man." --The Nation

"While he plays the old crank who is put upon by the world as it is, Bennett reveals an eye for detail and a feel for the complexity of human interactions." --Publishers Weekly

"[Bennett] is a fine storyteller. . . . His memories of fellow actors Peter Cook and Dudly Moore are wry, witty, and honest." --Library Journal

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Alan Bennett's first collection of prose since Writing Home takes in all his major writings over the last ten years. The title piece is a poignant family memoir with an account of the marriage of his parents, the lives and deaths of his aunts and the uncovering of a long-held family secret. Bennett, as always, is both amusing and poignant, whether he's discussing his modest childhood or his work with the likes of Maggie Smith, Thora Hird and John Gielgud. Also included are his much celebrated diaries for the years 1996 to 2004. At times heartrending and at others extremely funny,Untold Stories is a matchless and unforgettable anthology.

Since the success of Beyond the Fringe in the 1960s Alan Bennett has delighted audiences worldwide with his gentle humour and wry observations about life. His many works include Forty Years On, The Lady in the Van, Talking Heads, A Question of Attribution and The Madness of King George. The History Boys opened to great acclaim at the National in 2004, and is winner of the Evening Standard Award, the South Bank Award and the Critics' Circle Award for Best New Play.

Untold Stories is published jointly with Profile Books.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3593 KB
  • Print Length: 672 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; Main edition (4 September 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002RI90BS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #33,276 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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