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Three Stories: "Father! Father! Burning Bright", "The Clothes They Stood Up in", "The Laying on of Hands" by Unknown Author

Three Stories: "Father! Father! Burning Bright", "The Clothes They Stood Up in", "The Laying on of Hands" by Unknown Author

A collection in paperback of Alan Bennett's fiction - published in the year when he has been given the British Book Lifetime Achievement Award.
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Three Stories: "Father! Father! Burning Bright", "The Clothes They Stood Up in", "The Laying on of Hands" Summary


The first ever collection in paperback of Alan Bennett's fiction - published in the year when he has been given the British Book Lifetime Achievement Award Here are Alan Bennett's hugely admired, triumphantly reviewed and bestselling novellas, brought together in one book for the first time: Father! Father! Burning Bright, the savage satire on a dying man's family reaction as he still asserts control over them from the hospital bed. Over 60,000 sold in small format. The Clothes They Stood Up In, has sold over 200,000 copies as a small novella and was 14 weeks in the Bestseller lists. It is the painful story of what happens to an elderly couple when their flat is stripped completely bare. The Laying on of Hands, a memorial service for a masseur to the famous that goes horribly wrong. Over 100,000 copies sold as a novella. Like everything Alan Bennett does, these stories are playful, witty and painfully observant of ordinary people's foibles. And they all have a brilliant and surprising twist; are immensely funny and profoundly moral.

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Sku
GOR000528480
Title
Three Stories: "Father! Father! Burning Bright", "The Clothes They Stood Up in", "The Laying on of Hands"
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Profile Books Ltd
Year published
Number of pages
240
ISBN 10
186197633X
ISBN 13
9781861976338
Prizes
N/A
Cover note
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.