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Three Stories : Father! Father! Burning Bright; The Clothes They Stood up In; The Laying on of Hands

Bennett, Alan

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ISBN 10: 186197633X / ISBN 13: 9781861976338
Published by Profile Books, 2003
Used Condition: Very Good Paper
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229 pages, signed by Alan Bennet just under his name on the title page, no inscription, a nice clean copy. Bookseller Inventory # 029586

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Title: Three Stories : Father! Father! Burning ...

Publisher: Profile Books

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Paper

Book Condition:Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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Here are Alan Bennett's hugely admired, triumphantly reviewed and bestselling novellas, brought together in one book for the first time: Father! Father! Burning Bright, the savage satire on a dying man's family reaction as he still asserts control over them from the hospital bed. Over 60,000 sold in small format. The Clothes They Stood Up In, has sold over 200,000 copies as a small novella and was 14 weeks in the Bestseller lists. It is the painful story of what happens to an elderly couple when their flat is stripped completely bare. The Laying on of Hands, a memorial service for a masseur to the famous that goes horribly wrong. Over 100,000 copies sold as a novella. Like everything Alan Bennett does, these stories are playful, witty and painfully observant of ordinary people's foibles. And they all have a brilliant and surprising twist; are immensely funny and profoundly moral.

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Alan Bennett's many stage and television plays and his prose collection, Writing Home, have made him one of Britain's best-loved authors. He has a huge international reputation for his plays and films which include: Habeus Corpus, Kafka's Dick, Private Function, The Madness of George III and many others - often multi-prize winning. But it is his fiction (The Clothes They Stood Up In, Father! Father! Burning Bright and The Laying on of Hands - all Profile), now translated into many languages, and appearing on bestseller lists in Europe and the US as well as in Britain, which have brought him to the widest international readership.

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