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A LIFE LIKE OTHER PEOPLE'S

Bennett, Alan

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ISBN 10: 0571248128 / ISBN 13: 9780571248124
Published by Faber & Faber/Profile Books, London, 2009
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First Edition. Signed by Bennett on the title-page. First edition, first printing, with "This edition first published in 2009" and full number line on copyright page. This book is taken from the much longer 2005 book UNTOLD STORIES, and is full poignant story of Bennett's parents' life. By the noted author/playwright, known for THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE, THE HISTORY BOYS, THE LADY IN THE VAN, and THE UNCOMMON READER among others. 242 pp. including Bennnett's postscript. 8vo boards. Very fine in very fine unclipped dj. Bookseller Inventory # 26818

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Title: A LIFE LIKE OTHER PEOPLE'S

Publisher: Faber & Faber/Profile Books, London

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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This moving, affectionate, witty and often very funny memoir by one of Britain's best loved writers tells of his parents' marriage and his own childhood in 1940s Leeds. It is filled with wry and poignant vignettes of Christmases with Grandma Peel and the lives and loves of his unforgettable aunties Kathleen and Myra. Tragically, it also recounts his mother's slow descent into depression and dementia as a long-buried family secret is finally brought to light.

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Alan Bennett has been one of our leading dramatists since the success of Beyond the Fringe in the 1960s. His television series Talking Heads has become a modern-day classic, as have many of his works for stage and screen. His collection of prose, Untold Stories, won the PEN/Ackerley Prize for autobiography, 2006.

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