Alan Bennett, Diaries 1980-1990

Version: Abridged
Author: Alan Bennett
Narrator: Alan Bennett
Genres: Biography & Memoir, Audio Theatre, Drama
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks
Published In: August 2001
# of Units: 2 CDs
Length: 3 hours, 20 minutes
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"Diaries are like conversation...even if the conversation is with oneself." Alan Bennett.

The eighties were a busy time for Alan Bennett. His insider's ear on the arts world - Thora Hird and Coral Browne, Denholm Elliot and Maggie Smith - is eccentric and unmissable. But Bennett's canvas also includes his mother, a writer's tour of Russia, life in New York and Camden, filming in Egypt, the Falklands War, Mrs Thatcher and Yorkshire.

Bennett's eye-view of the decade confirms him as one of life's great observers - clear-eyed, compassionate and funny.

Author Details

Author Details

Bennett, Alan

Alan Bennett is the author of the number-one British bestseller Writing Home. He is a renowned playwright and essayist, whose screenplay for The Madness of King George was nominated for an Academy Award.