Backing into the Limelight

Backing into the Limelight : The Biography of Alan Bennett

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Alan Bennett is one of Britain's most successful and popular living writers. He is also one of the last survivors of a generation of rule-breakers and radicals that first found its voice with "Beyond the Fringe" in 1961. Since then, he has gone on to huge success with his plays ("Kafka's Dick", and "An Englishman Abroad"), films ("A Private Function", "Prick Up Your Ears", and "The Madness of King George"), monologues ("Talking Heads") and diaries ("Writing Home", and "The Lady in the Van"). In this book, the author examines the life of this intriguing, private man and sheds light on his work.show more

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  • Hardback | 312 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.1 x 33mm | 589.68g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 16 b&w photos
  • 0747270309
  • 9780747270300

About Alexander Games

Alex Games is the comedy criitic of the Evening Standard and reviews comedy for GLR and in the Sunday Times. He is the author of an illustrated biography of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore.show more

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