A Certain Age

A Certain Age : Twelve Monologues from the Classic Radio Series

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After conquering punctuation and manners, Lynne Truss turns to family relationships in these twelve fictional monologues, broadcast on Radio 4 and published here with an introduction that explains her inspiration.In the tradition of Alan Bennett's "Talking Heads" comes Lynne Truss' twelve bittersweet tales about love, romance, friendship and family. Her six men and six women each have very different stories to tell, ranging from the wife who feels better when her husband disappears, to the pedant who undergoes a TV makeover and the swimmer who can't escape the shadow of her sister...but all are funny, touching and as beautifully observed as would be expected from this bestselling author. Whether describing fathers and daughters, married men, cat-lovers or 'other women', she is always brilliantly perceptive.show more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 129 x 198mm
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1861978138
  • 9781861978134

About Lynne Truss

Lynne Truss is the author of Talk to the Hand and Eats, Shoots & Leaves, which has sold over three million copies worldwide and won the British Book of the Year award in 2004. She has also written three comic novels and a collection of journalism (all published by Profile). She lives in Brighton.show more

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"'Not only are they sensationally well written...but they are also believable because they are spoken naturally by normal-sounding people.' The Times 'Dazzling series...sad, funny and, of course, exquisitely written; superb; finely crafted.' Daily Mail 'Beautifully observed glimpses into forty-something men's lives. The writing is just as sharp as when she wrote about women...Truss is simply a huge talent.' Guardian"show more