In this unique audiobook collection from the BBC, one of the nation’s best-loved storytellers - Alan Bennett - reads four of his own most popular tales.
First, hold your nose as the highly-acclaimed writer introduces you to ‘The Lady In The Van’. This is the true story of his intriguing but hygienically challenged lodger, the consistently bizarre Maggie Shepherd who parked her van in his driveway in the early seventies and proceeded to live there until her death in 1989.
Next, laugh out loud with ‘The Clothes They Stood Up In’, an exploration of the role of people’s clutter in which an elderly couple return home one day to find that every item in their house has been taken, even the toilet roll!
‘The Laying of Hands’ follows, a darkly comic satire of celebrities, in which a number of distinctively familiar personalities gather for the funeral of the masseur, Clive Dunlop.
Last but not least, ‘Father! Father! Burning Bright’ is the witty but moving story of Midgley, who, desperate not to let his dying father down, determines to stay resolutely at his bedside until the moment he passes.
This MP3 audiobook collection provides listeners with almost nine hours of high quality entertainment from the BBC.