Telling Tales

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ISIS Large Print Books, Jan 7, 2003 - Dramatists, English - 120 pages
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Alan Bennett, with his unique style, recalls his childhood in this sequence of tales that are both funny and touching. Hampered, as he sees it, by a family that never manages to be quite like others, he recounts his early years in Leeds. Bennett relives family crises, early pieties and the lost tradition of musical evenings around the piano, with the wry observation and ironic understatement that has earned him a place in the forefront of contemporary writing.

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User Review  - Michel Dignand - Goodreads

ten vignettes from his early life. Amusing, interesting. Read full review

Review: Telling Tales

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ten vignettes from his early life. Amusing, interesting. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
A Strip of Blue
13
Our War
22
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

Bennett was born in Armley in Leeds, West Yorkshire. He decided to apply for a scholarship at Oxford University. He was accepted by Exeter College, Oxford from which he graduated with a first-class degree in history. He was born on May 9, 1934; he is an English author, actor, humorist and playwright. Bennett was made an Honorary Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford in 1987. He was also awarded a D.Litt by the University of Leeds in 1990 and an Hon. PhD from Kingston in 1996. In October 2008 Bennett announced that he was donating his entire archive of working papers, unpublished manuscripts, diaries and books to the Bodleian Library free of charge, as a gesture of thanks and repaying a debt he felt he owed to the UK's social welfare system that had given him educational opportunities which his humble family background would otherwise never have afforded. In 2015 his title, Six Poets: Hardy to Larkin: An Anthology by Alan Bennett, made The New Zealand Best Seller List

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