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“Artfully entertaining…On one particular subject Bennett is incomparably brilliant: role-playing, which is the meat of both stories.” ―Simon Schama, Financial Times (London)
“Bennett's humor consistently resides in the logic of the parenthetical aside, the comedy of the false appearances or misperceptions being challenged or disabused.…Mrs. Donaldson is not as unconventional as she thought herself, and no one around Mr. Forbes is where--or who--they pretend to be.” ―The Guardian (London)
“Tender and comic…This is Bennett's world, where repression is never far from the sexual act….Good, old-fashioned British humor with the lightest of subversive twists.” ―The Independent (London)
Alan Bennett has been one of England's leading dramatists since the success of Beyond the Fringe. The History Boys won six Tony Awards; his most recent play is The Habit of Art.
I need Alan Bennet's calming voice to help me fall asleep in the evenings. His reading of his work is perfect, his cadence and his voice. I am so thankful to have discovered him. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Suzanne E. O'Bryan
Of the two stories, I prefered the second one, "The Shielding of Mrs. Forbes". With Bennett's writing in general, I love the little twists he puts on his endings, just in... Read morePublished 10 months ago by EpicFehlReader
having "discovered" Alan Bennett, I love him all the more after having read these stories. highly recommended.Published 11 months ago by Patsy Lally
For decades, I have found Alan Bennett's works representative of the best of English literary wit: literary, political, clever, topical, and nimble. Read morePublished 12 months ago by davec
We think we know how conventional, middle-class ladies behave but we don’t know what really goes on behind net curtains. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Mr. D. P. Jay
Awesome prose! It flows so well. The subjects of stories are a somewhat shocking but told in a such pleasant, melodious tone, like a niece piece of pastoral classical music, they... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Carlos Allende
A fun book, but not all that smutty. I read the first story only but will probably pick it up again to read the second.Published 21 months ago by Carole Dunn