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by Alan Bennett

Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Alan Bennett
ISBN: 0375506896
ISBN13: 978-0375506895
Language: English
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA) (January 2001)
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Also by Alan Bennett. The clothes they stood up in. The Ransomes had been burgled. They get booked up, explained the old lady. There’s no talking and three meals a day so do you wonder?

Also by Alan Bennett. Robbed, Mrs. Ransome said. There’s no talking and three meals a day so do you wonder? They use it as a holiday home for religious of both sexes. You wouldn’t think nuns needed holidays.

I picked this book up because I loved Alan Bennett's book "The Uncommon Reader

I picked this book up because I loved Alan Bennett's book "The Uncommon Reader. This is a charming British novella involving a bizarre robbery and a befuddled middle-aged English couple. So it sticks in my mind.

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. Burgled, Mr. Ransome corrected. Premises were burgled; persons were robbed. Mr. Ransome was a solicitor by profession and thought words mattered

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. Ransome was a solicitor by profession and thought words mattered. Though burgled was the wrong word too. Burglars select; they pick; they remove one item and ignore others. There is a limit to what burglars can take: they seldom take easy chairs, for example, and even more seldom settees. These burglars did. They took everything. This swift-moving comic fable will surprise you with its concealed depths

Names, characters, places, and incidents are the products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously.

Names, characters, places, and incidents are the products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. It was first published in book form in Great Britain by Profile Books Lt. London, in 1998.

Alan Bennett deals with a cantankerous old woman who has settled herself on the street in front of his house. Пользовательский отзыв - Auntie-Nanuuq - LibraryThing. Well this was an interesting book and an interesting perspective of looking at a stodgy life with the opportunity to break out into fullness. & Mrs Ransome go out for an evening of Opera and upon.

Another thoughtful and humorous novella by Alan Bennett. As with "The Uncommon Reader," this book has a preposterous premise, but Alan Bennett makes it work. As with "The Uncommon Reader," this book has a preposterous premise, but Alan Bennett makes it work down to the stove and the casserole left to warm in the stove! This elicits very different reactions from Mr. and Mrs. Ransome, each of whom have been going through the motions for years, stuck in stagna.

From Alan Bennett, the author of The Madness of King George, come two stories about the strange nature of. .

From Alan Bennett, the author of The Madness of King George, come two stories about the strange nature of possessions. In the nationally bestselling novel The Clothes They Stood Up In, the staid Ransomes return from the opera to find their Regent s Park flat stripped bare-right down to the toilet-paper roll. Free of all their earthly belongings, the couple faces a perplexing question: Who are they without the things they ve spent a lifetime accumulating? Suddenly a world of unlimited, frightening possibility opens up before them.

The Clothes They Stood Up In. 88 printed pages. The Clothes They Stood Up In is Alan Bennett's first story. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

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Bennett reads his own dark comedy. One evening, upon returning from the opera, a couple find that their flat has been stripped bare by thieves  . We’re dedicated to reader privacy so we never track you.

Comments to eBook The Clothes They Stood Up In
Dalarin
This book was a great surprise, suggested by a book club, I had never heard of Allen Bennett, but it turns out he is wise and knowing in the ways of what we now call "Minimalism" as well as communication between couples, and even an interesting take on death of a spouse and personal growth. If you find this book speaks to you about grief, "The Beginner's Goodbye" by Anne Tyler may also speak to you. The accompanying novella, "The Lady in the Van" also speaks to the dilemma of those who are diffident and just plain cowardly about refusing those who impose on them --and how that imposition sometimes plays out. (good film also with Maggie Smith)
Datrim
The two stories in this little book are very good. This is the type of book I will keep and reread many times in the future. Highly recommend it if you like to read about how people think, if you just want amusement or adventure. These are stories about people in extraordinary circumstances. From two different perspectives. The first story is from the wife's view and the second story is from the view of a man doing a good deed somewhat against his will. The author is gifted, certainly. I would buy more of his work should I find any.
Lightwind
Another thoughtful and humorous novella by Alan Bennett. As with "The Uncommon Reader," this book has a preposterous premise, but Alan Bennett makes it work. And in fact, it's the ridiculousness of the premise that makes the book so compelling! Mr. and Mrs. Ransome come home from the opera one night to find that their flat has been completely cleaned out... down to the stove and appliances--including the casserole left to warm in the stove! This elicits very different reactions from Mr. and Mrs. Ransome, each of whom have been going through the motions for years, stuck in stagnation and complacency.

I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as "The Uncommon Reader," I didn't feel the same kinship with the Ransomes as I did with the Queen in "Reader." Still, this is a funny and though-provoking book, absolutely worth the afternoon it will take you to read it.
Rasmus
Bennett is a master of the cool, dry British narrative. This novella is pithy and perfect in its self possession. The story opens when the Ransome's return from their beloved Mozart "Cosi". In fact, but for Mozart would probably split up years ago". Stripped of their daily props, the Ransomes come to confront themselves. The wife finds freedom on a variety of levels, while the husband seeks comfort in stricter rigidity. We find them in their improvised home. She has a rocker found in a shop she would have never considered, while he sits erect at a card table and chairs.
Given the half wished reality of stripping of the old, where would we find ourselves? This book enables one view of the answer.
Heraly
Alan Bennett is a favourite writer of mine so I am bias nevertheless he is a wonderful writer and I have read all he has written. Before I die I would love to meet with him in person I have so many questions to ask him about his various works.
Brannylv
The biggest challenge was trying to select from the words here on the "review" page! The book was excellent; - both stories hooked me in. Am looking forward to seeing the movie about the fiction-based "The Lady in the Van" when it is available. Amazon hasn't failed me yet in getting an order to me quickly, in good condition and for a good price. Highly recommend ...
Kerdana
For me, this little book with two tales - one fiction, one true - is odd, and not in a good way. Despite other reviews about these being tales of the material world, they actually seem more about sad women who've wasted most of their lives. Neither of the women is particularly admirable. Though at least the fiction one is more likable. All in all, given the characters, I didn't get the attempted "quirky British humor" the editorial reviews raved about. Perhaps it's because it seems like such dark humor, which I generally don't like.

"The Clothes..." tale is by far the better of the two. Mrs. Ransome, who isn't the sharpest tool in the toolbox, lives in a plodding-along world with a meaningless marriage to a condescending husband until all of their possessions are stolen in a strange burglary. Because there's a little more mystery to it, this one kept me engaged enough to want to read it to the end. But, it seemed it would make a better magazine article or play.

"The Lady..." is actually a compilation of excerpts from the author's diary about a mentally-unstable woman that lived in a van outside of the authors home for 20+ years. Again, just plain sad and odd.

The two tales are odd and sad enough to leave you thinking about them after you'er through. But it certainly wasn't what I was expecting when I purchased it - and I was dissappointed.

Finally, like others, I recommend you skip the introduction if you purchase it. It doesn't make sense until you read the stories, and it really should have been an afterword.
I was not too thrilled with the characters, swearing, & too modern style of book.
I generally read older books & after reading this one I know why.
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