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Talking Heads 2

4.23 of 5 stars 4.23  ·  rating details  ·  114 ratings  ·  6 reviews
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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Sarah Tipper
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.
Feb 20, 2008 Ria rated it 3 of 5 stars
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.
So poignant and well observed.
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!
this bok is not the same standard as the first.
Perfection - a fantastic read.
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Alan Bennett is an English author and Tony Award-winning playwright. Bennett's first stage play, Forty Years On, was produced in 1968. Many television, stage and radio plays followed, along with screenplays, short stories, novellas, a large body of non-fictional prose and broadcasting, and many appearances as
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