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Writing Home

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ISBN-10: 0312422571

ISBN-13: 9780312422578

Edition: Revised 

Authors: Alan Bennett

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Bringing together the hilarious, revealing, and lucidly intelligent writing of one of England’s best known literary figures, Writing Home includes the journalism, book and theater reviews, and diaries of Alan Bennett, as well as “The Lady in the Van,” his unforgettable account of Miss Shepherd, a London eccentric who lived in a van in Bennett’s garden for more than twenty years. This revised and updated edition includes new material from the author, including more recent diaries and his introduction to his Oscar-nominated screenplay for The Madness of King George. A chronicle of one of the most important literary careers of the twentieth century, Writing Home is a classic history of a life…    
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 5/2/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 688
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Bennett was born in Armley in Leeds, West Yorkshire. He decided to apply for a scholarship at Oxford University. He was accepted by Exeter College, Oxford from which he graduated with a first-class degree in history. He was born on May 9, 1934; he is an English author, actor, humorist and playwright. Bennett was made an Honorary Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford in 1987. He was also awarded a D.Litt by the University of Leeds in 1990 and an Hon. PhD from Kingston in 1996. In October 2008 Bennett announced that he was donating his entire archive of working papers, unpublished manuscripts, diaries and books to the Bodleian Library free of charge, as a gesture of thanks and repaying a debt he…    

List of Illustrations
Introduction: In a Manner of Speaking Past and Present
The Treachery of Books Leeds Trams Not History at All . . . Uncle Clarence Dinner at Noon Russell Harty, 1934-1988
Innes Lloyd, 1925-1991 Peter Cook, 1937-1995
The Lady in the Van Postscript Diaries 1980-1995
Prefaces to Plays Forty Years On and Other Plays An Englishman Abroad
The Wind in the Willows
The King and I The Madness of King George Filming and Rehearsing
Forty Years On A Day Out
The Writer in Disguise
The Insurance Man Books and Writers Gielgud's Achievements
Cold Sweat Bad John Instead of a Present
The Wrong Blond Kafka at Las Vegas Comfortable Words Alas!
Deceived A. E. Housman, 1859-1936
Stocking Fillers Tit for Tatti
The Pith and its Pitfalls Say Cheese, Virginia!
Christmas in NW1 Going Around
Acknowledgements
Index