A Certain Age: Twelve Monologues from the Classic Radio Series

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In the tradition of Alan Bennett's "Talking Heads" comes Lynne Truss' twelve bittersweet tales about love, romance, friendship and family. Her six men and six women each have very different stories to tell, ranging from the wife who feels better when her husband disappears to the pedant who undergoes a TV makeover and the swimmer who can't escape the shadow of her sister...but all are funny, touching and as beautifully observed as would be expected from the bestselling author. Whether describing fathers and daughters, married men, cat-lovers or 'other women', she is always brilliantly perceptive. These monologues were first aired on BBC Radio 4. You can download an excerpt from one of them below. Listen to excerpt (4mb mp3 file) (Credit: "A Certain Age: The Men's Monologues" published by BBC Audiobooks and available on CD (GBP15.99, contains 3 CDs) from 5th February).

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Lynne Truss is one of Britain's best-loved comic writers and is the author of the worldwide bestsellers Eats, Shoots & Leaves and Talk to the Hand. She reviews for the Sunday Times and writes regularly for radio.

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`Dazzling...sad, funny and, of course, exquisitely written; superb; finely crafted.' Daily Mail'Deliciously rich in plot twists and character surprises- sharpobservation is happily married to a bracing sense of the ridiculous.' Daily Telegraph'Top-quality writing.' Sunday Times'Beautifully observed... Truss is simply a huge talent.' Guardian

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