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"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)
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 5 months ago by EpicFehlReader
having "discovered" Alan Bennett, I love him all the more after having read these stories. highly recommended.Published 6 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 7 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 13 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 15 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 16 months ago by Carole Dunn
The humor is like 1940's and sort of fuddy duddy. The writer's too much in love with his fey British humor.
Don't buy it. I'm sending it right to the used book store.
I enjoyed Alan Bennett's "The Common Reader"so much that I picked us this one, and was disappointed. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Late Night Reader