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The more you read him, the more you love him
on 13 March 2017
The more you read Alan Bennett, the more you love him. And here there is plenty to read, and plenty to love. The diaries are my favourite section (as in all the big Bennett prose collections). Would have been 5 stars, only there is a little too much church visiting for my taste. But I don't come to carp, but to praise - so much here is very funny, or very moving, or both.