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The Laying On of Hands: Stories Alan Bennett s extraordinary ear for dialogue and sharpness of perception have made him a master storyteller In Father Father Burning Bright he writes with tragicomic insight about a son s vigil at his father s deathbed where their lifelong battle continues to the end The Laying on of Hands, a brilliantly funny satire, describes a society memorial service for a rather special masseur who died tragically young and in Miss Fozzard Finds her Feet, a lonely, unmarried department store clerk discovers there s to life than looking after her brother through her only indulgence, her podiatrist ➜ [Epub] ❧ You First By Lea Michele ➦ – a brilliantly funny satire ❰EPUB❯ ✹ Yaşamın Amacı Kendini Bilmek Author Ergün Arıkdal – describes a society memorial service for a rather special masseur who died tragically young and in Miss Fozzard Finds her Feet [Epub] ➟ Collected Poems and Prose By Harold Pinter – a lonely [PDF / Epub] ☁ سرباز کوچک ✎ محمد کلباسی – unmarried department store clerk discovers there s to life than looking after her brother through her only indulgence ❴Reading❵ ➶ The Downstairs Girl Author Stacey Lee – her podiatrist

10 thoughts on “The Laying On of Hands: Stories

  1. says:

    My New Year s resolution is to choose, at least once a month, one of the books that has been on my bookshelves unread, in some cases, for years This was a great choice to start me off.I love Alan Bennett Who needs audio books when you can have Bennett reading to you in your head This is only a short story of a littlethan 100 pages but it made me laugh out loud several times It s a

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    A very short story that was originally published in the London Review of Books, and is typically Bennett.It is set in the moments before, after, and mainly during, the memorial service for Clive, a young man who died in Peru a few months earlier The fashionable London church is filled with a group of diverse but mostly famous or important friends, most of whom didn t realise Clive w

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    The Laying of Hands and two additional short stories were included in this small book The title story is a satirical piece about a memorial service for a masseur who has died at a young age The church is filled with his clients, many of them celebrities, who offer special memories of the deceased I really can t imagine people divulging very personal information at a church service so

  4. says:

    First story absolutely hilarious, brilliant timing in revealing the details Second story funny, absurd Third oneof a tragical story, difficult to get in to, the author switches voices too abruptly, but along the way it gets better.

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    February 2012A man stands vigil at his dying father s hospital bed, for all the good that does him or his father A woman finds a new chiropodist In the title story, the memorial service of a popular masseuse who provided various other services draws together a rather famous list of mourners most of whom are very keen and concerned to find out how he died.All charming, comical, and a bi

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    If you like Alan Bennett you ll like these three stories, the second one Miss Fozzard finds her feet being the lightest A woman I said, In chiropody Isn t that unusual No, he said, not nowadays.The barriers are coming down in chiropody as well as everything else.She said, Call me Mallory I said, Mallory What sort of name is that I wouldn t be able to put a sex to it She says, Well I m A

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    The thing about reading Alan Bennett is that, once you ve heard him speak, or recite his stories, anything you read thereafter you hear in his voice It s most peculiar and quite wonderful to hear his wry Yorkshire tones reading this to me, whilst reading from the pages.This is a sharp, wryly amusing tale of a young man s memorial service not promising material I d have thought, but in Be

  8. says:

    I actually threw this brand new hardback in the trash when I finished it Felt good to take even a single copy of this wretched book out of circulation.

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    I ve been a fan of Alan Bennett for many years He s one of those writers who could describe paint dry and keep my interest He s not written a huge amount of prose so I tend to ration myself as I did with Brautigan although at least with Bennett there s still the possibility of a littlebefore he dies I was actually a little disappointed with this group of three because two have been filmed

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    Sexual liberation hence the cheeky title is the link between these three short stories by the versatile, prolific Bennett The first two, broadly comic, deal with it on a communal level the third, a less sketch like piece though, ironically, based on a TV work, autobiographically All Bennett has to do, given his fine ear for ordinary speech, is to give reality a nudge life s inherent comedy

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