I found this great book at Hay recently … great illustrations throughout
If it weren’t for History Boys and Russell Tovey I might have missed Alan Bennett … completely. As it stands I’ve seen a number of his plays but not read a single word.
The Habit of Art is his newest play – set around an imagined meeting between WH Auden and Benjamin Britten.
Smut I heard one night on the radio and Untold Stories, I just like the cover.
I find it odd that a persons work is worth more when they are dead – once you’re gone you can’t make anything new. So I hope to grow my collection of Alan Bennett.
I remember very well Susan Cooper’s fantastical Arthurian novels The Dark is Rising. I think after reading this I went straight to Tolkien’s The Hobbit.
Can you spot what book is missing from my set??
Would you say I’m halfway to having a full set of Marcel Proust’s novel In Search of Lost Time or Remembrance of Things Past?
Actually this isn’t my only set of Proust — I’ve got a few others lying around collecting dust.