Darker and more intense than the first collection, these six stories uncover the secrets behind ordinary suburban lives. From Patricia Routledge's Miss Fozzard, whose new chiropodist turns out to be rather peculiar, to Eileen Atkins' portryal of an antiques dealer who lets a masterpiece slip through her fingers, the characters come alive through Bennett's writing. These tales of desperation and loneliness are handled with the lightness of touch, compassion, and shrewdly observed detail that have made Alan Bennett one of the country's best-loved writers. The stories included are: Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet, read by Patricia Routledge; The Hand of God, read by Eileen Atkins; Playing Sandwiches, read by David Haig; The Outside Dog, read by Julie Walters; Nights in the Gardens of Spain, read by Penelope Wilton; and Waiting for the Telegram, read by Thora Hird.
3 CDs. 3 hrs 22 mins.
|Publisher:||B B C Worldwide Americas|
|Product dimensions:||5.25(w) x 6.00(h) x 25.00(d)|
About the Author
Alan Bennett's television series Talking Heads has become a modern-day classic, as have many of his works for the stage, including Forty Years On, The Lady in the Van, The Madness of George III (together with the Oscar-nominated screenplay The Madness of King George), and an adaptation of The Wind in the Willows. The History Boys won the Evening Standard and Critics' Circle awards for Best Play, The Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play, and the South Bank Award.