Tuesday, 14 August 2012

writing home - alan bennett

The second collection of his that l have just read, but unfortunately, this one was not as good as the other (Untold Stories).  Alan Bennett sure knows how to spin a yarn, and there is some top notch stuff in this book, especially the story of the Lady in the Van (Miss Shepherd), so l would recommend both collections, but if only one was to be read, l'd go for the later book, as it has more poignant recollections. However, both of them make you want to delve into more of his work, so he has obviously been tickling my fancy recently (OOEer).  The only man from Leeds it's OK to like.

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