Writing Home

Writing Home

Large Print - 1996
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This book brings together Alan Bennett's diaries for 1980-1995, with reminiscences and reviews, the diary he kept during the production of his very first play, Forty Years On, which starred John Gielgud, together with hilarious accounts of his many television plays, notably An Englishman Abroad and A Private Function. At the heart of the book is The Lady in the Van, the true account of Miss Mary Shepherd, a homeless tramp who took up residence in Bennett's garden and stayed for fifteen years. From his now-legendary address at Russell Harty's memorial service to recollections of growing up in Leeds, Writing Home gives us a unique and unforgettable portrait of one of England's leading playwrights.
Publisher: Bath, Eng. : Chivers Press, 1996, c1994.
ISBN: 9780745137254
Characteristics: xiv, 597 pages (large print) ;,24 cm.


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Dec 02, 2014

I would imagine anyone not a fan of Bennett might find this read a snooze. I enjoyed it, being a fan of his, but was disappointed not to have found any background about his Uncommon Reader, my personal favorite. It could be in a more recent book. Being of a certain age & somewhat of an Anglophile, I recognized many writers, actors, etc.

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