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Bennett - Three Stories

Three Stories by Alan Bennett

Three Stories by Alen Bennett

A collection of three “novellas” by one of Britain’s most celebrated authors. From his first appearance on the literary scene with Beyond the Fringe, Bennett’s output has been prolific – plays, short stories, and diary collections among them.

The characters he writes about are rooted in a particular social environment but the issues they raise are of more universal appeal: the essential isolation of human beings within the protective social roles they have adopted or had thrust upon them, the gap between self-awareness and the capacity to change, the crippling power of propriety. All of these themes are relayed through a tone that is simultaneously ironic and tender.
Brendan Kenny

For a full list of his work, see              www.fantasticfiction.co.uk