A Life Like Other People's

Author(s): Alan Bennett

Biography / Memoir

Alan Bennett's A Life Like Other People's is a poignant family memoir offering a portrait of his parents' marriage and recalling his Leeds childhood, Christmases with Grandma Peel, and the lives, loves and deaths of his unforgettable aunties Kathleen and Myra. Bennett's powerful account of his mother's descent into depression and later dementia comes hand in hand with the uncovering of a long-held tragic secret. A heartrending and at times irresistibly funny work of autobiography by one of the best-loved English writers alive today.


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The acclaimed title piece from Bennett's bestselling collection Untold Stories.

Alan Bennett has been one of our leading dramatists since the success of Beyond the Fringe in the 1960s. His television series Talking Heads has become a modern-day classic, as have many of his works for stage and screen. His collection of prose, Untold Stories, won the PEN/Ackerley Prize for autobiography, 2006.

General Fields

  • : 9780571248124
  • : Faber and Faber
  • : Faber and Faber
  • : July 2009
  • : 177mm X 134mm X 23mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : 822.914
  • : 256
  • : Biography & autobiography
  • : Illustrations, ports.
  • : Alan Bennett
  • : Hardback
  • : 1