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Keeping on Keeping on

(2016)
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Combining wit and wisdom, Alan Bennett's published compendium of diary entries is a joy to listen to. Brilliantly candid and wickedly honest, no topic is off-limits, from a sermon on private education to a defence of the public library. This is a poignant addition to the works of the critically acclaimed writer and playwright.

Alan Bennett narrates the latest installment of his diaries, as heard on BBC Radio 4's Book of the Week.

Following on from Alan Bennett's best-selling, award-winning prose collections Writing Home and Untold Stories, Keeping On Keeping On is a third anthology featuring his unique observations, recollections and reminiscences.

At its heart is his latest published collection of diaries. In these entries, covering the years 2005 to 2014, Bennett looks back on a packed decade that included writing four highly acclaimed plays - The Habit of Art, People, Hymn and Cocktail Sticks, all of which premiered at the National Theatre - as well as the screenplays for the hit films The History Boys and The Lady in the Van.

In addition he reflects on his 25 years of friendship and collaboration with director Nicholas Hytner; life with his partner, Rupert Thomas; and, radical views notwithstanding, his status as 'kindly, cosy and essentially harmless'.

Packed with perceptive impressions of people and places, sharp social commentary, expressive description and delightful jokes, this irresistible record of life according to Alan Bennett is a treasury of wisdom and insight.

 
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Hardback Editions

November 2017 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Keeping On Keeping On
Author(s): Alan Bennett
ISBN: 0-374-18105-5 / 978-0-374-18105-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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October 2016 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Keeping On Keeping On
Author(s): Alan Bennett
ISBN: 1-78125-649-7 / 978-1-78125-649-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Profile Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

October 2017 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Keeping On Keeping On
Author(s): Alan Bennett
ISBN: 1-78125-650-0 / 978-1-78125-650-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Profile Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

November 2016 : UK Audio CD
thumbTitle: Alan Bennett: Keeping On Keeping On: Diaries 2005-2014
Author(s): Alan Bennett
ISBN: 1-78529-701-5 / 978-1-78529-701-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: BBC Physical Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Alan Bennett: Keeping On Keeping On: Diaries 2005-2014
Author(s): Alan Bennett
Publisher: BBC Worldwide Ltd.
Availability: Amazon   

November 2016 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Alan Bennett: Keeping On Keeping On: Diaries 2005-2014
Author(s): Alan Bennett
Publisher: BBC Worldwide Ltd.
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

November 2017 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Keeping On Keeping On
Author(s): Alan Bennett
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   

October 2016 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Keeping On Keeping On
Author(s): Alan Bennett
Publisher: Profile Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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