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Author: Alan Bennett Narrator: Alan Bennett and Thora Hird Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2005 ISBN:
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This splendid 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 best-selling 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. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel | 6/27/2011

    " This was one of the best stories I've read in a long while, detailing how Queen Elizabeth II accidentally becomes a reader and how that upsets those around her. It's full of social commentary, literary commentary, and wonderful humor. I love Alan Bennett! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma | 6/18/2011

    " It's the second time I've read this. Gawd I love it.
    A book for book lovers if ever I read one :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Efi | 6/12/2011

    " Beautiful treasure. Lots of subtleties to enjoy. Witty yet simple. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amber | 6/9/2011

    " I loved this book. Made me feel very fond of the Queen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 6/7/2011

    " A light-hearted novella about the love of reading. My only regret was that I had not personally read a lot of the books mentioned in the novel, so sometimes it was hard to connect. "