Alan Bennett reads all four parts of his highly-acclaimed "Untold Stories", now available for the first time in one collection. "Untold Stories, Part 1: Stories" is a poignant family memoir recalling the marriage of Alan's parents, the lives and deaths of his aunts and the uncovering of a long-held family secret.In "Untold Stories, Part 2: The Diaries", Alan Bennett's diaries are an erudite collection of witty yet moving recollections told in his unique voice. Whether appreciating the simple pleasures of nature, or commenting on religion, politics or the arts, his observations are incisive, funny and always meaningful. "Untold Stories, Part 3: Written on the Body" contains five more extracts from Untold Stories reflect Alan Bennett's childhood and schooldays. In "Untold Stories, Part 4: A Common Assault", three further chapters include some more reminiscences from Alan's life and an essay on the class system. Alan Bennett's major collection of prose brings together the finest and funniest of his writing from 1997-2004.