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Telling Tales By Alan Bennett

Telling Tales
by Alan Bennett

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Alan Bennett re-lives family crises, early pieties and the tradition of musical evenings around the piano as he recalls his childhood in a sequence of talks that are both funny and touching. He recounts his early years in Leeds - a place where "life is generally something that happens elsewhere".
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Telling Tales by Alan Bennett

Ten childhood snapshots from the master of the monologue. Alan Bennett recalls his childhood in a sequence of talks that are funny, touching and told in his unique style. Hampered, as he sees it, by a family that never manages to be quite like other families he recounts his early years in Leeds - 'a place where one learned early on, the quite useful lesson that life is generally something that happens elsewhere': there is hiking every Sunday, trips into town and teas in cafes. It's an ordinary childhood, Bennett's father a butcher, his mother a reader of women's magazines who dreams of coffee mornings and cocktail parties and life 'down south'. He re-lives family crises, early pieties and the last tradition of musical evenings round the piano, all these tales told with that wry observation and ironic understatement that has earned Alan Bennett a place in the forefront of contemporary writing.

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GOR000835631
Telling Tales by Alan Bennett
Alan Bennett
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Ebury Publishing
2001-09-06
95
0563534362
9780563534365
N/A
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