A Life Like Other People'sPaperback
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- Publisher: Faber & Faber Non-Fiction
- Format: Paperback | 256 pages
- Dimensions: 126mm x 166mm x 10mm | 181g
- Publication date: 29 April 2010
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0571248136
- ISBN 13: 9780571248131
- Illustrations note: ports.
- Sales rank: 69,733
Alan Bennett's "A Life Like Other People's" is a poignant family memoir offering a portrait of his parents' marriage and recalling his Leeds childhood, Christmases with Grandma Peel, and the lives, loves and deaths of his unforgettable aunties Kathleen and Myra. Bennett's powerful account of his mother's descent into depression and later dementia comes hand in hand with the uncovering of a long-held tragic secret. This is a heartrending and at times irresistibly funny work of autobiography by one of the best-loved English writers alive today.
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Alan Bennett has been one of our leading dramatists since the success of Beyond the Fringe in the 1960s. His television series Talking Heads has become a modern-day classic, as have many of his works for stage and screen. His collection of prose, Untold Stories, won the PEN/Ackerley Prize for autobiography, 2006.