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Read online Writing Home.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Writing Home Bringing together the hilarious revealing and lucidly intelligent writing of one of England s best known literary figures i Writing Home i includes the journalism book and theater reviews and diaries of Alan Bennett as well as The Lady in the Van his unforgettable account of Miss Shepherd a London eccentric who lived in a van in Bennett s garden for more than twenty years This revised and updated edition includes new material from the author including more recent diaries and his introduction to his Oscar nominated screenplay for i The Madness of King George i A chronicle of one of the most important literary careers of the twentieth century Writing Home is a classic history of a life in letters by Alan Bennett

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Writing Home
Title:Writing Home
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ISBN:0312422571
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Number of Pages:688
Category:non-fiction, biography, essays, autobiography, memoir, humor, british-literature, short-stories, history, biography-memoir
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Alan Bennett s i A Life Like Other People s i is a poignant family memoir offering a portrait of his parents marriage and recalling his Leeds childhood Christmases with Grandma Peel and the lives loves and deaths of his unforgettable aunties Kathleen and Myra Bennett s powerful account of his mother s descent into depression and later dementia comes hand in hand with the uncovering of a long held tragic secret A heartrending and at times irresistibly funny work of autobiography by one of the best loved English writers alive today, One of England s finest and most loved writers explores the uncomfortable and tragicomic gap between people s public appearance and their private desires in two tender and surprising stories br br In i The Greening of Mrs Donaldson i a recently bereaved widow finds interesting ways to supplement her income by performing as a patient for medical students and renting out her spare room Quiet middle class and middle aged Mrs Donaldson will soon discover that she rather enjoys role play at the hospital and the irregular and startling entertainment provided by her tenants br br In i The Shielding of Mrs Forbes i a disappointed middle aged mother dotes on her only son Graham who believes he must shield her from the truth As Graham s double life becomes increasingly complicated we realize how little he understands not only of his own desires but also those of his mother br br A master storyteller dissects a very English form of secrecy with two stories of the unexpected in otherwise apparently ordinary lives, A deliciously funny novella that celebrates the pleasure of reading When the Queen in pursuit of her wandering corgis stumbles upon a mobile library she feels duty bound to borrow a book Aided by Norman a young man from the palace kitchen who frequents the library the Queen is transformed as she discovers the liberating pleasures of the written word br br The author of the Tony Award winner The History Boys Alan Bennett is one of Britain s best loved literary voices With The Uncommon Reader he brings us a playful homage to the written word imagining a world in which literature becomes a subversive bridge between powerbrokers and commoners By turns cheeky and charming the novella features the Queen herself as its protagonist When her yapping corgis lead her to a mobile library Her Majesty develops a new obsession with reading She finds herself devouring works by a tantalizing range of authors from the Bront sisters to Jean Genet With a young member of the palace kitchen staff guiding her choices it s not long before the Queen begins to develop a new perspective on the world one that alarms her closest advisers and tempts her to make bold new decisions Brimming with the mischievous wit that has garnered acclaim for Bennett on both sides of the Atlantic The Uncommon Reader is a delightful celebration of books and writers and the readers who sustain them, Life imitates art in i The Lady in the Van i the story of the itinerant Miss Shepherd who lived in a van in Alan Bennett s driveway from the early s until her death in It is doubtful that Bennett could have made up the eccentric Miss Shepherd if he tried but his poignant funny but unsentimental account of their strange relationship is akin to his best fictional screen writing p Bennett concedes that One seldom was able to do her a good turn without some thoughts of strangulation but as the plastic bags build up the years pass by and Miss Shepherd moves into Bennett s driveway a relationship is established which defines a certain moment in late th century London life which has probably gone forever The dissenting liberal middle class world of Bennett and his peers comes into hilarious but also telling collision with the world of Miss Shepherd there was a gap between our social position and our social obligations It was in this gap that Miss Shepherd in her van was able to live p p Bennett recounts Miss Shepherd s bizarre escapades in his inimitable style from her letter to the Argentinean Embassy at the height of the Falklands War to her attempts to stand for Parliament and wangle an electric wheelchair out of the Social Services Beautifully observed i The Lady in the Van i is as notable for Bennett s attempts to uncover the enigmatic history of Miss Shepherd as it is for its amusing account of her eccentric escapades i Jerry Brotton i p