A Life Like Other People's
FROM ONE OF BRITAIN’S GREATEST LIVING WRITERS AND THE AUTHOR OF THE UNCOMMON READER, A FAMILY MEMOIR AND UNIQUE WORK OF ART—A LIFE LIKE OTHER IS ALAN BENNETT AT HIS BEST
In this poignant memoir of his parents’ marriage, Alan Bennett recalls the lost world of his childhood and the lives, loves, and deaths of his unforgettable aunties, Kathleen and Myra. First published in t...more
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One of my favorite sentences in A Life Like Other People's: Bennett's Aunt Myra has...more
I found this book on the OBCZ (book-swap) bookshelf at The Bean, Beeston, however it had not been registered so have no idea how it got there or who may have put it there. I love everything about World Book Night, and am dead chuffed that - as well as being a great fan of Alan Bennett's writing - through this book I can take part.
I love this comment made by Ann Macey on the World Book Night discussion fo...more
I was concerned right off the bat when his mother is diagnosed with just plain old depression and it was s...more
His mother developed depression and paranoia after moving out of Leeds when her husband retired, spending regular spells in various hospitals, his father's continuing devotion led eventually to his death from a heart attack. Thoug...more
There is little to nothing extraordinary about the lives Bennett plumbs. The brilliance and poignancy of this book lie in his power...more
Bennett writes a very funny and yet very poignant story about his working class family -- with its foibles, eccentricities and secrets.
His own memories blend in -- of s childhood, his schoolng and his mother's depression which can never be talked about openly. He strives to understand his parents and their need for "no fuss".
Being English, and from the north of England, I really appreciated the book and think any Yor...more
Dopo il pensionamento del padre decidono di trasferirsi in un piccolo pae...more
If you're an Alan Bennett fan, by all means pick this one up. If you're less sure, start with The Uncommon Reader.
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I'm not a fan of autobiography, but I enjoyed this. Beautifully written, astute and touching.
In the family.'
This book came to me with that comment from my very good friend JB. I've nothing more to say, she was quite right. It'll make you weep of course but life's like that innit.
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...more