Bennett, Alan 1934-
Most widely held works about Alan Bennett
Most widely held works by Alan Bennett
The uncommon reader by Alan Bennett ( Book )
42 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 1,755 libraries worldwide
Obliged to borrow a book when her corgis stray into a mobile library, the Queen discovers a passion for reading, setting the palace upon its head and causing the royal head of Great Britain to question her role in the monarchy.
The clothes they stood up in by Alan Bennett ( Book )
16 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,065 libraries worldwide
A burglary sparks off a hilarious chain of events for an older English couple who find out who they really are without all of their possessions.
Writing home by Alan Bennett ( Book )
45 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 1,050 libraries worldwide
Alan Bennett's gentle, wry observations of life have made him one of the country's best-loved and most famous authors. He reads extracts from his bestselling diaries which offer a fascinating insight into his life the work on location, life in Camden and fond, poignant memories of his childhood and home life.
The history boys ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 961 libraries worldwide
Centers around eight boisterous-yet-talented schoolboys hoping to gain admittance to England's most prestigious universities. They are aided on their quest by two teachers, a shrewd young upstart and an inspiring old eccentric, whose opposing philosophies challenge the boys to confront the true meaning of education and the relative values of happiness and success.
The history boys by Alan Bennett ( Book )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Hebrew and held by 939 libraries worldwide
Publisher description: An unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth-form (or senior) boys in a British boys' school are, as such boys will be, in pursuit of sex, sport, and a place at a good university, generally in that order. In all their efforts, they are helped and hindered, enlightened and bemused, by a maverick English teacher who seeks to broaden their horizons in sometimes undefined ways, and a young history teacher who questions the methods, as well as the aim, of their schooling. In The History Boys, Alan Bennett evokes the special period and place that the sixth form represents in an English boy's life. In doing so, he raises not only universal questions about the nature of history and how it is taught but also questions about the purpose of education today.
Untold stories by Alan Bennett ( Book )
24 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 891 libraries worldwide
Alan Bennett reads all four parts of his highly-acclaimed "Untold Stories". Alan Bennett's major collection of prose brings together the finest and funniest of his writing from 1997-2004.
The madness of King George ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 701 libraries worldwide
Based on the life of King George III, this is the story of royal intrigue, sexual indiscretions, backstairs plotting and a battle for power between Parliament and the throne, all occurring while the King is being treated for an unknown mental illness.
Beyond the fringe by Alan Bennett ( Book )
4 editions published between 1963 and 2001 in English and held by 700 libraries worldwide
A collection of comic sketches.
The madness of King George by Alan Bennett ( Book )
5 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 580 libraries worldwide
The clothes they stood up in ; and, The lady in the van by Alan Bennett ( Book )
7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 540 libraries worldwide
In The Clothes They Stood Up In, the staid Ransomes return from the opera to find their Regent's Park flat stripped bare--right down to the toilet-paper roll. Free of all their earthly belongings, the couple faces a perplexing question: Who are they without the things they've spent a lifetime accumulating? Suddenly a world of unlimited, frightening possibility opens up before them. In "The Lady in the Van," Bennett recounts the strange life of Miss Shepherd, a London eccentric who parked her van (overstuffed with decades' worth of old clothes, oozing batteries, and kitchen utensils still in their original packaging) in the author's driveway for more than fifteen years.
Single spies : two plays about Guy Burgess and Anthony Blunt ; &, Talking heads : six monologues by Alan Bennett ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 534 libraries worldwide
The laying on of hands : stories by Alan Bennett ( Book )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 528 libraries worldwide
The madness of George III by Alan Bennett ( Book )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 493 libraries worldwide
George III's behaviour has often been odd, but now he is deranged, with rumours circulating that he has even addressed an oak tree as the King of Prussia. Doctors are brought in, the government wavers and the Prince Regent manoeuvres himself into power. Alan Bennett's play explores the court of a mad king, and the fearful treatments he was forced to undergo. It is about the nature of kingship itself, showing how by subtle degrees the ruler's delirium erodes his authority.
Talking heads by Alan Bennett ( Book )
25 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and German and held by 485 libraries worldwide
Performed by the author and five of Britain's leading actresses, Alan Bennett's tales are full of quirky, insightful datail that bring the characters vividly to life. From Julie Walters' portrayal of an actress seeking fame to Anna Massey's alcoholic vicar's wife, the characters are linked by their self-delusion, desperation and vulnerability. In these compelling pieces, Bennett displays the wry observation, knowing irony and tender understatement that have ensured his rightful place at the forefront of contemporary writing.
The old country by Alan Bennett ( Book )
2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 434 libraries worldwide
A life like other people's by Alan Bennett ( Book )
14 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 426 libraries worldwide
The author's memoir of the lost world of his childhood, also focusing on the later years when his mother descends into depression and, later, dementia. He reveals a long-held family secret in this humorous autobiography.
Forty years on by Alan Bennett ( Book )
11 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in English and held by 400 libraries worldwide
Forty years on is a kaleidoscopic comedy which is part parody and part nostalgia for traditional English values. A woman of no importance is a monologue, where Margaret Schofield, a middle-aged spinster, reminisces cheerfully about her world of office work and canteen gossip.
The complete Talking heads by Alan Bennett ( Book )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 351 libraries worldwide
The lady in the van by Alan Bennett ( Book )
28 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 328 libraries worldwide
The humorous and moving tale of Miss Shepherd, an eccentric old lady who, by a bizarre series of twists and turns, lived in the author's garden for many years.
Telling tales by Alan Bennett ( Book )
28 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 237 libraries worldwide
A set of ten autobiographical tales from Bennett, dealing with his childhood and upbringing in Leeds during the 1940s. They focus on his relationship with his parents, and we discover how his family shaped the man who has become one of Britain's best-loved writers.
Audiobooks Bennett, Alan,--1934- Biography Blunt, Anthony,--1907-1983 Boarding schools Books and reading Browne, Coral,--1913-1991 Burgess, Guy,--1911-1963 Burglary Comedy films Criticism, interpretation, etc. Diaries Drama Drama Dramatists, English Dramatists, English--Family relationships Eccentrics and eccentricities Education Elizabeth--II,--Queen of Great Britain,--1926- England England--London English drama English wit and humor Families Feature films Fiction Fiction films Friendship George--III,--King of Great Britain,--1738-1820 Great Britain History Homeless women Juvenile works Kafka, Franz,--1883-1924 Kings and rulers Large type books Manners and customs Married people Middle-aged persons Monologues Motion picture plays Queens Queens--Books and reading Talking books Teacher-student relationships Television plays, English Television writers Universities and colleges--Admission Upper class Video recordings--for the hearing impaired
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