Alan Bennett Diaries: 1980-1990

`Diaries are like conversation...even if the conversation is with oneself.` Alan Bennett. The eighties were a busy time for Alan Bennett. His insiders ear on the arts world - Thora Hird and Coral Browne, Denholm Elliot and Maggie Smith - is eccentric and unmissable. But Bennetts canvas also includes his mother, a writers tour of Russia, life in New York and Camden, filming in Egypt, the Falklands War, Mrs Thatcher and Yorkshire. Bennetts eye-view of the decade confirms him as o