Untold Stories -by Alan Bennett (inc. The Lady in the Van; Written on the Body; Diaries; The History Boys; Denton Welch; )( Plays, Radio, TV, Art Architecture Authors, etc)

By: Bennett, Alan

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----------hardcover, about 6w x 9.5h inches, a Near Fine copy, in a Near Fine dustjacket with a very small nick on one edge, 658 pages, b&w photos, one colour illustration, ---"An instant bestseller in the U.K., "Untold Stories" brings together the finest and funniest writing by one of England's best-known literary figures. In his first major collection since "Writing Home, " Alan Bennett opens with a poignant memoir of growing up in Leeds and closes with an account of his cancer diagnosis and recovery, with everything from his much-celebrated essays to his irreverent comic pieces and reviews in between ---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"---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo

Title: Untold Stories -by Alan Bennett (inc. The Lady in the Van; Written on the Body; Diaries; The History Boys; Denton Welch; )( Plays, Radio, TV, Art Architecture Authors, etc)

Author Name: Bennett, Alan

Illustrator: Photo Cover

Categories: Literature Fiction,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: Faber and Faber / Profile Books, 2005, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2005

ISBN Number: 0571228305

ISBN Number 13: 9780571228300

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Jacket Condition: Near Fine (see description)

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Seller ID: 159212

Keywords: Untold Stories -by Alan Bennett (inc. The Lady in the Van; Written on the Body; Diaries; The History Boys; Denton Welch; )( Plays, Radio, TV, Art Architecture Authors, etc)