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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)
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 9 days 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 6 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 7 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 9 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 12 months ago by Late Night Reader
The Shielding of Mrs Forbes.
Graham Forbes is a disappointment to his mother, who thinks that if he must have a wife, he should have done better. Read more
the title alone, made me think there would be some kind of "smut". but the two short stories were a little boring.Published 17 months ago by Georgia Edwards