Untold Stories October 11, 2005Posted by BiB in Uncategorized.
I refuse to believe anyone couldn’t find Alan Bennett’s Untold Stories captivating. OK, I will believe it, if I must, but I thoroughly recommend listening to the author reading them on Radio 4. (I expect that link will only be valid for a week. Never mind.) It’s Bennett at his best, talking about the things he knows best – family, depression, Leeds, and with all that brilliantly colloquial language and lampooning of all the jargon of modern-day life. I adore the way that Bennett – as can Mike Leigh, incidentally – can make you want to laugh and cry simultaneously. That’s an awfully good skill, in literature and life itself. Get listening.