The Clothes They Stood Up In

  • by Alan Bennett
  • Narrated by Alan Bennett
  • 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

Here is a quirky, wry, and ironic tale about the Ransomes, who have been burgled. Everything has gone, even the toilet paper, and for the stuffy solicitor and his wife, it marks a turning point.


What the Critics Say

"Welcome to the wonderful world of Alan Bennett, deliciously enriched by the voice of the master himself." (The Sunday Times)


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Customer Reviews

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Would you ever listen to anything by Alan Bennett again?

I have read and enjoyed The Uncommon Reader. This book is NOT at all like that pleasant book.

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I was looking for an entertaining, gentle read. This certainly isn't that!!! A man and wife, who bicker constantly, find a pornographic recording in their posession. The end of this very depressing book focuses mostly on this tape.

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- DD

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-01-2007
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited