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Alan Bennett


Born
in Leeds, Yorkshire, The United Kingdom
May 09, 1934


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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 an actor. Bennett's lugubrious yet expressive voice (which still bears a slight Leeds accent) and the sharp humour and evident humanity of his writing have made his readings of his own work (especially his autobiographical writing) very popular. His readings of the Winnie the Pooh stories are also widely enjoyed.
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The Uncommon Reader

3.75 avg rating — 44,556 ratings — published 2007 — 8 editions
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The History Boys

3.93 avg rating — 10,822 ratings — published 2004 — 15 editions
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The Lady in the Van

3.72 avg rating — 8,977 ratings — published 1999 — 32 editions
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The Clothes They Stood Up In

3.64 avg rating — 4,449 ratings — published 1998 — 30 editions
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Smut

3.50 avg rating — 3,563 ratings — published 2011 — 30 editions
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Talking Heads

4.28 avg rating — 1,715 ratings — published 1988 — 17 editions
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Untold Stories

4.11 avg rating — 1,671 ratings — published 2001 — 15 editions
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Writing Home

4.16 avg rating — 1,392 ratings — published 1994 — 20 editions
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A Life Like Other People's

3.92 avg rating — 1,179 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
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La cerimonia del massaggio

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3.60 avg rating — 1,181 ratings — published 2001 — 26 editions
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“The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – which you had thought special and particular to you. Now here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out and taken yours.”
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“What she was finding also was how one book led to another, doors kept opening wherever she turned and the days weren't long enough for the reading she wanted to do.”
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“A book is a device to ignite the imagination.”
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