People often take their possessions for granted, unconsciously becoming encumbered with a number of seemingly innocuous things that they slowly come to depend upon as part of their everyday routines. So when the elderly couple, Mr and Mrs Ransome, return home one day to find that every item in their home has mysteriously disappeared, even the toilet paper, the implications the startling occurrence has on their lives is almost as substantial as the heated argument that ensues as to whether they were robbed - as Mrs Ransome believes, or in the eyes of Mr Ransome, burgled! (There is, apparently, a difference…)
‘The Clothes They Stood Up In’ is a critically acclaimed tale rife with wry wit and irony, authored and read by one of Britain’s most highly valued satirists, Alan Bennett. The story, which provides a hilarious and modern exploration into the value of material goods and their status in today’s society, has enjoyed a welcome reception from fans and newcomers to one of contemporary life’s most entertaining observers.
Now yours to own as audiobooks on CD or in MP3 format, Alan Bennett titles perfectly marry hilarious observations about the society we live in and engagingly gentle insights into the lives of his eccentric and repressed characters.