Review of ‘The Uncommon Reader’ by Alan Bennett

Book available from Macmillan. Having rubbished Alan Bennett’s ‘The History Boys about a year ago, when I read the play and went to see it at the theatre, I was dismayed when my lovely aunt in Canada pressed a copy of Bennett’s ‘The Uncommon Reader’ into my hands, saying how much she had enjoyed it.... Continue Reading →

Review of 'The History Boys' by Alan Bennett… and More

( Well, Dear Reader, here I am reviewing 'The History Boys'.   I'm sure everybody else  has seen the film.  I don't do films.  (Unlike one of the characters in THB who was instructed to say he enjoyed 'film'.  Another character inevitably asked him if there was only one movie he liked!) 'The History Boys' should... Continue Reading →

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