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Talking Heads 2

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The second collection of six individual portraits from the master of the monologue.

Darker and more intense than the first collection, these six stories uncover the secrets behind ordinary suburban lives. From Patricia Routledge's Miss Fozzard, whose new chiropodist turns out to be rather peculiar, to Eileen Atkins' portryal of an antiques dealer who lets a masterpiece slip
Published October 5th 1998 by BBC Books
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Stupendi il primo La mano di Dio e l'ultimo Aspettando il telegramma, il resto è meno gradevole.
Sento la mezza delusione de La signora del furgone.
Sarah Tipper
Jul 26, 2015 Sarah Tipper rated it it was amazing
I love the way these monologues feel as if you’re overhearing someone talking to a friend on a bus, although when they were written people wouldn’t have shared such personal information on a bus. These deal sensitively with some very serious issues and in some cases crimes. They show people making sense of things for themselves, justifying and coming to terms with very human darknesses, making light of things and telling themselves stories that protect the way they believe the world should work.
Dec 12, 2015 Jillian rated it liked it
book club choice!
not someone I normally read
Feb 20, 2008 Ria rated it liked it
Recommended to Ria by: My sister Fiona
Some good short monologues in here but in general the quality is not as good as the first Talking heads book. The endings of the stories in this volume are a bit abrupt and doesn't tie the stories up as well as its predessor.
Jan 01, 2014 Rachel rated it really liked it
Shelves: short-stories
So poignant and well observed.
Jul 07, 2011 Ruth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
These monologues are beautifully read, totally believable and very touching. Sad stories of the lonely, the vulnerable and the deceived which touched my heart.
Mar 13, 2010 Ipswichblade rated it really liked it
Follow up to the original Talking Heads which I also read this month. Once again very well written and as Bennett himself says more miserable then the original!
Feb 22, 2008 Fiona rated it did not like it
this bok is not the same standard as the first.
Feb 18, 2013 Sue rated it it was amazing
Perfection - a fantastic read.
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