Search Results: "Alan Bennett"


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A LIFE LIKE OTHER PEOPLE’S by Alan Bennett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2010

"Fans of Bennett know what to expect—bracingly good prose, a well-seeded laugh here and there and much food for thought."
A relentlessly self-aware memoir by Bennett (The Uncommon Reader, 2007, etc.), that most inward-searching of dramatists and autobiographers. Read full book review >

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THE CLOTHES THEY STOOD UP IN by Alan Bennett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2001

"Short, pleasant, witty, and melancholy, though—á la Garrison Keillor—perhaps a richer treat for those who know and can hear the radio voice telling it."
A dryly amusing self-help parable—or shaggy-dog story—from English playwright (The Madness of George III) and scriptwriter Bennett, said to be "one of the most familiar voices on BBC radio." Read full book review >

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WRITING HOME by Alan Bennett
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Chatty, modest, and always entertaining. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
This hefty volume of writings by one of the original Beyond the Fringe members reveals the contours and continuities in Bennett's seemingly haphazard subsequent career as a playwright and screenwriter (most recently for The Madness of King George). Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 2001

"Deft, light, observant, and very funny indeed."
English scriptwriter and story-maker Bennett (The Clothes They Stood Up In, 2001; The Madness of George III) offers three stories about the foibles of being human. Read full book review >

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SMUT by Alan Bennett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Odd and oddly charming."
Kinky hijinks rattle teacups among the British bourgeoisie in the latest from Bennett (The Uncommon Reader, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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UNTOLD STORIES by Alan Bennett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2006

"An informed mind and heart, a generous spirit—these are the human qualities that emerge on virtually every page of this splendid collection."
An eclectic, entertaining and shelf-bending collection of essays, memoirs, introductions, diaries and commentary from the noted English actor, playwright and art-lover. Read full book review >

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THE UNCOMMON READER by Alan Bennett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"If, as the Queen discovers, reading is 'a muscle' that she has 'seemingly developed,' this novella reads like light calisthenics rather than heavy lifting."
A royal fable celebrating the transformative properties (and a few of the unsettling consequences) of reading as an obsession. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE BOARDWALK
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

Cover Story: On the Waterfront
BFF Charm: Yay
Swoonworthy Scale: 9
Talky Talk: Some Like It Hot
Bonus Factors: Santa Cruz, Classic Movies, Vintage Fashion
Relationship Status: From Here To Eternity

Cover Story: On the Waterfront

Much like Jenn Bennett’s first YA book, The Anatomical Shape of a Heart, I find the ...


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THE BONEMENDER by Holly Bennett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A sequel is announced, though as by the end, the invaders are routed and the two lovers betrothed, it's hard to see where the story could go. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Readers who prefer their fantasy stocked with cozily familiar situations and character types will swoon over this romantic tale of a willowy, chestnut-haired princess and her Elven lover. Read full book review >

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ULTRA AND MEDITERRANEAN STRATEGY by Ralph Bennett
Released: March 23, 1989

Ultra was the high-grade intelligence made available to Allied forces throughout WW II, thanks to the UK's breaking of the Wehrmacht's Enigma ciphers. Read full book review >

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ALEX, APPROXIMATELY by Jenn Bennett
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 4, 2017

"An irresistible tribute to classic screwball-comedy romances that captures the 'delicious whirling, twirling, buzzing' of falling in love. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A movie-obsessed teen moves to her dad's beach town and unexpectedly falls for an edgy surfer rather than the "film-buff soul mate" she was expecting to meet. Read full book review >