Do you ever have one of those books that you enjoy reading but just can’t seem to finish?  Well this was one of them!  I adore Alan Bennett, but the sheer size of this meant it was impossible to take on my daily commute.  So it sat forlorn on my bedside table until such time as I went on holiday and sat determined to finish it and thanks to the glorious Norfolk sunshine, I promptly did!  This is a wonderful mixture of anecdotes and stories, told mostly in diary form; this man is a national treasure!

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