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Bringing together the hilarious, revealing, and lucidly intelligent writing of one of Englands 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 Bennetts 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 in letters.

About the Author

Alan Bennett is a renowned playwright and essayist, whose screenplay for The Madness of King George was nominated for an Academy Award. He is also the author of The Clothes They Stood Up In and Writing Home. He lives in London, England

Table of Contents

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312422578
Author:
Bennett, Alan
Publisher:
St. Martins Press-3pl
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - General
Subject:
Anthologies-Essays
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Revised Edition
Edition Description:
Revised and Rev
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Four 8-page bandw photo inserts
Pages:
688
Dimensions:
8 x 5.88 x 1.2 in 1.185 lb

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