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Writing Home
by Bennett, Alan

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Already a bestseller, this is a wonderfully entertaining collection of Alan Bennett's prose writings. Writing Home brings together diaries, reminiscences and reviews to give us a unique and unforgettable portrait of one of England's leading playwrights. As a memoir it covers the production of his very first play, Forty Years On, which starred John Gieldgud, as well as many other important productions. His television series 'Talking Heads' has become a modern-day classic; as part of the 1960s revue 'Beyond the Fringe' Bennett helped to kick-start the English satire revolution, and has since remained one of our leading dramatists, most recently with The History Boys at the National Theatre. At the heart of the book is The Lady in The Van, since adapted into a radio play featuring Dame Maggie Smith. It is the true account of Miss Mary Shepherd, a homeless tramp who took up residence in Bennett's garden and stayed for fifteen years. This new edition also includes Bennett's introduction to his Oscar-nominated screenplay for The Madness of King George and his more recent diaries.

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More Than Words
Waltham, MA, USA

Writing HomeWriting Home (Hardcover)
Pub. Date: 1994-01-01
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Price: $6.36
Seller: Discover Books, Toledo, OH, USA
Description: All pages and cover are intact. Possible slightly loose binding, minor highlighting and marginalia, cocked spine or torn dust jacket. Maybe an ex-library copy and not include the accompanying CDs, access codes or other supplemental materials.
Condition: Good
Writing HomeWriting Home
Price: $8.49
Seller: Wonder Book - Member ABAA/ILAB, Frederick, MD, USA
Condition: Good
Notes: Good condition. Good dust jacket. Gifter's inscription on inside.
 
 
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    Writing Home
    Condition: Good
    Notes: Good condition. Very Good dust jacket. A copy that has been read but remains intact. May contain markings such as bookplates, stamps, limited notes and highlighting, or a few light stains.

    Wonder Book - Member ABAA/ILAB
    Frederick, MD, USA
    $10.66
    Writing Home (Hardcover)
    Pub. Date: 02/01/1995
    Publisher: Faber & Faber
    Notes: Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. This book is in good condition but will show signs of previous ownership. Please expect some creasing to the spine and/or minor damage to the cover. Aged book. Tanned pages and age spots, however, this will not interfere with reading. Ripped/damaged jacket. The dust jacket of this book is slightly damaged/ripped, however, this does not affect the internal condition. Grubby book may have mild dirt or some staining, mostly on the edges of pages.

    Reuseabook
    Gloucester, GLOS, GBR
    $12.99
    Writing Home (Hardcover)
    Pub. Date: 02/01/1995
    Publisher: Faber & Faber
    Notes: Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. This book is in good condition but will show signs of previous ownership. Please expect some creasing to the spine and/or minor damage to the cover. Ripped/damaged jacket. The dust jacket of this book is slightly damaged/ripped, however, this does not affect the internal condition. Aged book. Tanned pages and age spots, however, this will not interfere with reading.

    Reuseabook
    Gloucester, GLOS, GBR
    $12.99
    Writing Home (Hardcover)
    Pub. Date: 02/01/1995
    Publisher: Faber & Faber
    Notes: Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. This book is in good condition but will show signs of previous ownership. Please expect some creasing to the spine and/or minor damage to the cover. Aged book. Tanned pages and age spots, however, this will not interfere with reading. Ripped/damaged jacket. The dust jacket of this book is slightly damaged/ripped, however, this does not affect the internal condition. Inscription on the first page, typically just a name but may include a dedication or a brief personal message.

    Reuseabook
    Gloucester, GLOS, GBR
    $12.99
    Writing Home (Hardcover)
    Pub. Date: 02/01/1995
    Publisher: Faber & Faber
    Condition: Fair
    Notes: Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. The book is perfectly readable and fit for use, although it shows signs of previous ownership. The spine is likely creased and the cover scuffed or slightly torn. Textbooks will typically have an amount of underlining and/or highlighting, as well as notes. If this book is over 5 years old, then please expect the pages to be yellowing or to have age spots. Underlining. There is pen or pencil underlining one some pages, however this does not interfere with use. Ripped/damaged jacket. The dust jacket of this book is slightly damaged/ripped, however, this does not affect the internal condition.

    Reuseabook
    Gloucester, GLOS, GBR
    $12.99
    Writing Home (Hardcover)
    Pub. Date: 02/01/1995
    Publisher: Faber & Faber
    Notes: Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. This book is in good condition but will show signs of previous ownership. Please expect some creasing to the spine and/or minor damage to the cover. Aged book. Tanned pages and age spots, however, this will not interfere with reading.

    Reuseabook
    Gloucester, GLOS, GBR
    $12.99
    Writing Home (Hardcover)
    Pub. Date: 02/01/1995
    Publisher: Faber & Faber
    Notes: Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. This book is in good condition but will show signs of previous ownership. Please expect some creasing to the spine and/or minor damage to the cover. Aged book. Tanned pages and age spots, however, this will not interfere with reading. Ripped/damaged jacket. The dust jacket of this book is slightly damaged/ripped, however, this does not affect the internal condition.

    Reuseabook
    Gloucester, GLOS, GBR
    $12.99
    Writing Home (Hardcover)
    Pub. Date: 02/01/1995
    Publisher: Faber & Faber
    Notes: Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. This book is in good condition but will show signs of previous ownership. Please expect some creasing to the spine and/or minor damage to the cover. Ripped/damaged jacket. The dust jacket of this book is slightly damaged/ripped, however, this does not affect the internal condition. Grubby book may have mild dirt or some staining, mostly on the edges of pages.

    Reuseabook
    Gloucester, GLOS, GBR
    $12.99
    Writing Home (Hardcover)
    Pub. Date: 02/01/1995
    Publisher: Faber & Faber
    Notes: Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. This book is in good condition but will show signs of previous ownership. Please expect some creasing to the spine and/or minor damage to the cover. Damaged cover. The cover of is slightly damaged for instance a torn or bent corner.

    Reuseabook
    Gloucester, GLOS, GBR
    $12.99
 
 

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Overview

Already a bestseller, this is a wonderfully entertaining collection of Alan Bennett's prose writings. Writing Home brings together diaries, reminiscences and reviews to give us a unique and unforgettable portrait of one of England's leading playwrights. As a memoir it covers the production of his very first play, Forty Years On, which starred John Gieldgud, as well as many other important productions. His television series 'Talking Heads' has become a modern-day classic; as part of the 1960s revue 'Beyond the Fringe' Bennett helped to kick-start the English satire revolution, and has since remained one of our leading dramatists, most recently with The History Boys at the National Theatre. At the heart of the book is The Lady in The Van, since adapted into a radio play featuring Dame Maggie Smith. It is the true account of Miss Mary Shepherd, a homeless tramp who took up residence in Bennett's garden and stayed for fifteen years. This new edition also includes Bennett's introduction to his Oscar-nominated screenplay for The Madness of King George and his more recent diaries.

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  • PID: 16378688700
  • ISBN-13: 9780571173884
  • Seller: More Than Words
    Condition: Good
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