House Arrest: Pandemic Diaries (Hardback)
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House Arrest: Pandemic Diaries (Hardback)

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Hardback 64 Pages / Published: 05/05/2022
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From the singular pen of the incomparable Alan Bennett comes a drily witty and endlessly charming diary of life in and out of lockdown, running the gamut from park bench encounters to haircuts to Boris Johnson.

4 March. HMQ pictured in the paper at an investiture wearing gloves, presumably as a precaution against Coronavirus. But not just gloves; these are almost gauntlets. I hope they're not the thin end of a precautionary wedge lest Her Majesty end up swathed in protective get-up such as is worn at the average crime scene.
20 March. With Rupert now working from home my life is much easier, as I get regular cups of tea and a lovely hot lunch.

A year in and out of lockdown as experienced by Alan Bennett. The diary takes us from the filming of Talking Heads to thoughts on Boris Johnson, from his father's short-lived craze for family fishing trips, to stair lifts, junk shops of old, having a haircut, and encounters on the local park bench.

A lyrical afterword describes the journey home to Yorkshire from King's Cross station via fish and chips on Quebec Street, past childhood landmarks of Leeds, through Coniston Cold, over the infant River Aire, and on.

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781800811928
Number of pages: 64
Weight: 134 g
Dimensions: 182 x 118 x 12 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Our greatest living writer' - Clive Davis, The Times

'He still has the sharpest pen in Britain... Bennett is at his best when flirting with indecency... mesmerising and unbearably sad' - Daily Telegraph

'There is no other writer, certainly none from any other era or nation, quite like Alan Bennett' - David Sexton, Evening Standard

'Cleverer and funnier than any one person has a right to be' - John Carey, Sunday Times

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“Enjoyable”

Alan Bennett in his own inimitable way takes us through a year in and out of lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic.
It is a quick read as, although it states there are 64 pages, the diary starts at page five and... More

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