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Theebook edition of Alan Bennett’s celebrated monologues
‘Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads is pretty much the best thing ever.’ David Sedaris
Alan Bennett sealed his reputation as the master of observation with Talking Heads, a series of twelve groundbreaking monologues, originally filmed for BBC Television, starring Patricia Routledge, Thora Hird, Maggie Smith, Julie Walters, Stephanie Cole, Eileen Atkins, David Haig, Penelope Wilton and Alan Bennett himself.
Uplifting, deeply moving, full of humanity and wit, they remain essential, glorious reading.
Bennett's pen has not blunted with age… a world of genteel darkness where we also get words like 'mither' and 'jam made on a rolling boil'… No one writes about quiet, workaday tragedy better.
A fully peopled, entirely credible, hysterically funny, heart-breaking world. Technically, each one a masterclass in writing…
Bennett's series of monologues in which outwardly respectable people reveal their inner thoughts, and some of them can take your breath away…They stand up to anything that has been written in the intervening years.
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