Part 1: Stories contains the title piece, and Part 2: The Diaries covers Alan Bennett's much-celebrated diaries for 1997-2004. Stories is a poignant family memoir recalling the marriage of Alan's parents, the lives and deaths of his aunts, and the uncovering of a long-held family secret. At times heartrending, and at others extremely funny, Untold Stories is a matchless and unforgettable journey into Alan Bennett's past.
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"Masterpiece by a Master writer"
Alan Bennet's voice is so perfect
Alan Bennet can't be compared to anyone really - he has his own unique style, blending humour with pathos and quiet social comment.
He has such a unique way of looking at life, particularly with regard to his mother's depression and his father's way of coping - but don't be put off, there are many humorous anecdotes throughout.
Quiet humour, silent tears.
Everyone should read one Alan Bennett book to enrich their lives.
"Delightfully read by author himself"
Always pleasing when authors care enough about their own work so that if they are able, read themselves.
How Mr.Bennett teases so much out of everyday observations and revives memories of an age long gone.
Great stuff -as ever.
"Moving and insightful"
I'm not sure I can do the book justice in a review. An honest and moving account of a family growing old. The account offers surprising perspectives.
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