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Alan and Thora

(2004)
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This splendid new title showcases the combined talents of Alan Bennett, one of our foremost dramatists and writers, and Thora Hird, the celebrated and much-loved actor who died in 2003. It features an exclusive and unique recording, The Last of the Sun, that Thora made for BBC Audiobooks a couple of months before her death. A short piece written by Alan especially for Thora, The Last of the Sun is controversial and challenging, and yet it has all the pathos and tenderness that we expect of Bennett's writing. This performance, Thora's last, is very moving and memorable. Accompanying The Last of the Sun are two bestselling Talking Head monologues, A Cream Cracker Under the Settee and Waiting for the Telegram. Also featured is a specially written introduction and postscript, in which Alan recalls the experience of knowing and working with Thora. This is a fitting tribute to the talents of a pair who, in the course of their longstanding working relationship, combined drama and comedy to leave a legacy of unique work. 'Alan and Thora' is sure to appeal to all Bennett and Hird fans.

    

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April 2005 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Alan & Thora
Author(s): Alan Bennett
Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited
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April 2005 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Alan & Thora
Author(s): Alan Bennett
Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited
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April 2005 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Alan & Thora
Author(s): Alan Bennett
Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited
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August 2004 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Alan and Thora (Radio Collection)
Author(s): Alan Bennett
ISBN: 0-563-52475-8 / 978-0-563-52475-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks Ltd
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August 2004 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Alan And Thora (BBC Radio Collection: Fiction and Drama)
Author(s): Alan Bennett
ISBN: 0-563-52347-6 / 978-0-563-52347-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: BBC Physical Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA