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House Arrest: Pandemic Diaries (Hardback)

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER



'Sparklingly sardonic ... There really is no one like Bennett' Independent



'Filled with elegiac memories and literary gossip ... a major National Treasure' Lynn Barber



4 March. HMQ pictured in the paper at an investiture wearing gloves, presumably as a precaution against Coronavirus. But not just gloves; these are almost gauntlets. I hope they're not the thin end of a precautionary wedge lest Her Majesty end up swathed in protective get-up such as is worn at the average crime scene.



20 March. With Rupert now working from home my life is much easier, as I get regular cups of tea and a lovely hot lunch.



A year in and out of lockdown as experienced by Alan Bennett.



The diary takes us from the filming of Talking Heads to thoughts on Boris Johnson, from his father's short-lived craze for family fishing trips, to stair lifts, junk shops of old, having a haircut, and encounters on the local park bench. A lyrical afterword describes the journey home to Yorkshire from King's Cross station via fish and chips on Quebec Street, past childhood landmarks of Leeds, through Coniston Cold, over the infant River Aire, and on.

BiographyDiaries, letters & journalsHumour Publisher: Profile Books Ltd Publication Date: 05/05/2022 ISBN-13: 9781800811928  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Alan Bennett has been a leading dramatist since Beyond the Fringe in the 1960s. His works for stage and screen include Talking Heads, Forty Years On, The Lady in the Van, A Question of Attribution, The Madness of George III, an adaptation of The Wind in the Willows, The History Boys, The Habit of Art, People, Hymn, Cocktail Sticks and Allelujah! His collections of prose are Writing Home, Untold Stories (PEN/Ackerley Prize, 2006) and Keeping On, Keeping On. Six Poets contains Bennett's selection of English verse, accompanied by his commentary. Recent fiction includes The Uncommon Reader and Smut: Two Unseemly Stories.

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