Untold Stories

Untold Stories

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
A first major collection since Writing Home contains some of the author's previously unpublished works, including the title piece, a memoir of his family and growing up in Leeds; diary entries for the years 1996 to 2004; and additional essays, reviews, and comic pieces.

McMillan Palgrave

An instant bestseller in the U.K., Untold Stories brings together the finest and funniest writing by one of England's best-known literary figures. In his first major collection since Writing Home, Alan Bennett opens with a poignant memoir of growing up in Leeds and closes with an account of his cancer diagnosis and recovery, with everything from his much-celebrated essays to his irreverent comic pieces and reviews in between.

Publisher: Picador, 2007
ISBN: 9780312426620
Characteristics: p. ; cm


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Oct 04, 2012

Alan Bennett is better in shorter doses that this 627 page collection of diary excerpts and articles on theatre, radio, TV, art, architecture, and authors, and miscellaneous musings. The first section, "Untold Stories" on his Yorkshire childhood is very good but the diaries verge on the banal. Comments on the arts are more interesting.

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