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Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett
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Alan Bennett has been one of England's leading dramatists since the success of Beyond the Fringe in the 1960s. His work includes the Talking Heads television series, and the stage plays Forty Years On, The Lady in the Van, A Question of Attribution, and The Madness of King George III. His recent play, The History Boys (now a major motion picture), won six Tony Awards, including best play, in 2006. In the same year his memoir, Untold Stories, was a number-one bestseller in the United Kingdom.

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Keeping On Keeping On
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Keeping On Keeping On

Alan Bennett
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A collection of Bennett’s diaries and essays, covering 2005 to 2015

Alan Bennett’s third collection of prose, Keeping On Keeping On, follows in the footsteps of the phenomenally...

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The Lady in the Van
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The Lady in the Van

Alan Bennett
Picador
Picador

Now a major motion picture starring Maggie Smith, Alan Bennett's famous and heartwarming story "The Lady in the Van," and more of Bennett's classic short-form work

Alan Bennett has long...

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The Lady in the Van
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The Lady in the Van

Alan Bennett; With a Foreword by Nicholas Hytner
Picador
Picador

The screenplay edition of the major motion picture adaptation, starring Maggie Smith, of Alan Bennett's acclaimed story "The Lady in the Van." This edition features an introduction by director Nicholas...

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Smut
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Smut

Alan Bennett
Picador
Picador

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.

In...

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A Life Like Other People's
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A Life Like Other People's

Alan Bennett
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

FROM ONE OF BRITAIN'S GREATEST LIVING WRITERS AND THE AUTHOR OF THE UNCOMMON READER, A FAMILY MEMOIR AND UNIQUE WORK OF ART—A LIFE LIKE OTHER IS ALAN BENNETT AT HIS BEST

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The Habit of Art
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The Habit of Art

Alan Bennett
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Benjamin Britten, sailing uncomfortably close to the wind with his new opera, Death in Venice, seeks advice from his former collaborator and friend, W. H. Auden. During this imagined meeting,...

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The Uncommon Reader
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The Uncommon Reader

Alan Bennett
Picador
Picador

From one of England's most celebrated writers, a funny and superbly observed novella about the Queen of England and the subversive power of reading

When her corgis...

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Untold Stories
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Untold Stories

Alan Bennett
Picador
Picador

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...

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The History Boys: The Film
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The History Boys: The Film

Alan Bennett; With an Introduction by Nicholas Hytner
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Now a major motion picture from Fox Searchlight Pictures, The History Boys: The Film contains Alan Bennett's diary of the filming, the shooting script, and an introduction by director...

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The History Boys: A Play
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The History Boys: A Play

Alan Bennett
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

"A play of depth as well as dazzle, intensely moving as well as thought-provoking and funny." The Daily Telegraph

An unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth-form...

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The Complete Talking Heads
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The Complete Talking Heads

Alan Bennett
Picador
Picador

Alan Bennett's award-winning series of solo pieces is a classic of contemporary drama, universally hailed for its combination of razor-sharp wit and deeply felt humanity. In Bed Among the Lentils,...

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Writing Home
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Writing Home

Alan Bennett
Picador
Picador

Bringing together the hilarious, revealing, and lucidly intelligent writing of one of England's best known literary figures, Writing Home includes the journalism, book and theater reviews,...

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The Laying On of Hands
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The Laying On of Hands

Alan Bennett
Picador
Picador

Alan Bennett's extraordinary ear for dialogue and sharpness of perception have made him a master storyteller. In "Father! Father! Burning Bright" he writes with tragicomic insight about a son's vigil...

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