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Telling Tales - Alan Bennett

Telling Tales

Author: Alan Bennett
Read by: Alan Bennett

Audio CD

Published: 6th November 2000
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Following on from the phenomenal success of Writing Home, Alan Bennett reminisces about his early years from his schooldays to undergraduate life at Oxford University. It was an ordinary childhood - growing up in Leeds taught Alan early on that 'life is generally something that happens elsewhere'. Yet the children who long for German bombs to lend their city some wartime glamour; the working class mother who readsIdeal Home and dreams of coffee mornings and cocktail parties; and 18-year-old Alan - a practising Anglican who is deeply distrustful of God - strike a chord within all of us. In fact, it is their very ordinariness that makes these tales so special - combined, of course, with the wry observation and tender understatement that have earned Alan Bennett his place at the forefront of contemporary writing. The stories on this volume are: 'A Strip of Blue', 'Proper Names', 'Our War', 'Eating Out', 'An Ideal Home', 'Aunt Eveline', 'A Shy Butcher', 'Unsaid Prayers', 'Days Out', 'No Mean City'.

2 CDs. 2 hrs 10 mins.

"Poignant detail dancing between tragedy and comedy is Bennett's art." -- Rachel Redford * The Observer *

ISBN: 9780563478089
ISBN-10: 056347808X
Audience: General
Format: Audio CD
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 2
Published: 6th November 2000
Publisher: BBC Audio A Division Of Random House
Country of Publication: GB
Volume Number: 2 vols.
Dimensions (cm): 14.0 x 12.5  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.11
Edition Type: Unabridged