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This unique anthology of Alan Bennet's BBC radio and television work features extracts from his diaries and readings, as well as tributes to friends Russell Harty and Peter Cook.

He recollects his early memories of Leeds, reads his favourite children's stories (most of which he only discovered as an adult) and reveals his first and only true comedy performance. He talks about the business of being a writer and muses on language, television, the theatre, and his abiding interest in art and architecture.

With an introduction and specially recorded links by Alan Bennett, this collection is essential listening for fans of one of Britain's best-loved authors and story-tellers.

©1998, 2003 BBC Audiobooks Ltd (P)1998, 2003 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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  • 12-05-2016

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This is a glorious tour of Alan Bennett's many years of insightful comedy. Highly recommended.

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  • 08-01-2022

I love all things Alan Bennett

Funny, humane and gently subversive. My all time favourite writer and diarist. This man makes sense.

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