'Untold Stories', Alan Bennett's first major collection of prose since his bestselling 'Writing Home', brings together the finest and funniest of his writing over the last ten years. Two recordings feature selected material from 'Untold Stories': 'Part 1: Stories' contains the title piece, and 'Part 2: The Diaries' covers Alan Bennett's much-celebrated diaries for 1997 to 2004. 'Part 1: Stories': 'Untold Stories' is a poignant family memoir recalling the marriage of Alan's parents, the lives and deaths of his aunts and the uncovering of a long-held family secret. At times heartrending, and at others extremely funny, 'Untold Stories' is a matchless and unforgettable journey into Alan Bennett's past.
2 CDs. 2 hrs 30 mins.
Alan Bennett is one of Britain's best-loved and most highly acclaimed writers. He has written widely for radio, television and theatre. His latest play, The History Boys, won several awards, including Evening Standard and Critics' Circle Awards for Best Play and the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play. It also won six Tony Awards, including Best Play, following an extremely successful transfer to Broadway. In 2006 Bennett was named Author of the Year at the British Book Awards for Untold Stories, his collection of memoirs and diaries.