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4.0 out of 5 stars Uncommonly good, 8 Mar 2009
This review is from: The Uncommon Reader (Paperback)
Alan Bennett has shown that you can write a beautifully crafted, wonderfully creative, surprisingly believable, fully rounded and complete novel in just 120 pages. Would that some other authors would learn from him! Normally I would have steered clear of anything by Alan Bennett, as images of elderly spinsters talking to camera about nothing much, in various TV series, spring to mind. But then I had the fortune to hear Terry Jones talking enthusiastically about the book on a BBC Radio 4 programme. Thanks Terry. The book is so realistic that I imagine even the Queen herself half suspects it is true!
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