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The funny, revealing, and lucidly intelligent writing of one of England's best-known literary figures, Writing Home includes Bennett's journalism, book and theater reviews, his diaries from the 1980s, an account of Miss Shepherd--a London eccentric who lived in a van in Bennett's garden for more than 20 years--and much more. 32 pages of photos.
“A classic performance.” —Times Literary Supplement
“Brilliantly perceptive...If anyone wants to define the distinctive Englishness of English writing, they can find it all in this book—modesty, irony, self-deprecating wit, and supremely good observation.” —Daily Telegraph
“The book [contains] perhaps the funniest piece ever written about the theater...marvelous, marvelous, marvelous.” —The Independent
“Irresistibly well written, wry, witty, every sentence a pleasure...Humane, observant, and sharply intelligent.” —Sunday Time
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