Bennet is one of Englands great literary figures and his reminiscences are intelligent, humourous, engaging and cantankerous. From 2005 to 2015 he reflects on such things as nights at the opera, theatre premieres, the success of his play-turned-film The History Boys
, the National Theatre, and John Schlesinger. His day-to-day journal entries I found the most interesting and entertaining. Very good indeed.
A collection of Bennett's diaries and essays, covering 2005 to 2015 Alan Bennett's third collection of prose, Keeping On Keeping On, follows in the footsteps of the phenomenally successful Writing Home and Untold Stories. Bringing together the hilarious, revealing, and lucidly intelligent writing of one of England's best-known literary figures, Keeping On Keeping On contains Bennett's diaries from 2005 to 2015--with everything from his much celebrated essays to his irreverent comic pieces and reviews--reflecting on a decade that saw four major theater premieres and the films of The History Boys and The Lady in the Van. A chronicle of one of the most important literary careers of the twentieth century, Keeping On Keeping On is a classic history of a life in letters.