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A Life Like Other People's Summary
In this poignant memoir of his parents' marriage, Alan Bennett recalls the lost world of his childhood and the lives, loves, and deaths of his unforgettable aunties, Kathleen and Myra. First published in the acclaimed collection Untold Stories, this tender, intimate family portrait beautifully captures the Bennetts' hopes, disappointments, and yearning for a life like other people's. With the sudden descent of his mother into depression, and later dementia, Bennett uncovers a long-held family secret in this extraordinarily moving and at times irresistibly funny work of autobiography.
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"Alan Bennett's memoir of his parents' marriage and his mother's battles with depression is clear-eyed, touching, occasionally waspish, not always charitable, and ever honest." - The Independent (UK)
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Alan Bennett Author Biography
Author and actor Alan Bennett was born in Armley in Leeds, Yorkshire in 1934.
He attended Leeds Modern School and learned Russian at the Join Services School
for Linguists during his National Service, during which he attended Cambridge
University. He applied for a scholarship at Oxford University from which
he graduated with a first-class degree in History.
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