A Certain Age: Twelve Monologues from the Classic Radio Series

A Certain Age: Twelve Monologues from the Classic Radio Series

by LynneTruss (Author)


In the tradition of Alan Bennett's "Talking Heads" comes Lynne Truss' twelve bittersweet tales about love, romance, friendship and family. Her six men and six women each have very different stories to tell, ranging from the wife who feels better when her husband disappears to the pedant who undergoes a TV makeover and the swimmer who can't escape the shadow of her sister...but all are funny, touching and as beautifully observed as would be expected from the bestselling author. Whether describing fathers and daughters, married men, cat-lovers or 'other women', she is always brilliantly perceptive. These monologues were first aired on BBC Radio 4. You can download an excerpt from one of them below. Listen to excerpt (4mb mp3 file) (Credit: "A Certain Age: The Men's Monologues" published by BBC Audiobooks and available on CD (GBP15.99, contains 3 CDs) from 5th February).


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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 208
Publisher: Profile Books
Published: 08 Feb 2007

ISBN 10: 1861978790
ISBN 13: 9781861978790

Media Reviews
Not only are they sensationally well written - funny, poignant and beautifully observed - but they are also believable because they are spoken naturally by normal-sounding people. Mary Ann Sieghart, The Times Dazzling series...sad, funny and, of course, exquisitely written; superb; finely crafted. Daily Mail Beautifully observed glimpses into forty-something men's lives. The writing is just as sharp as when she wrote about women...Truss is simply a huge talent. The Guardian
Author Bio
Lynne Truss is one of Britain's top comic writers and is the author of the number one bestseller Eats, Shoots & Leaves. It has sold over three million copies worldwide and won the British Book of the Year award in 2004. She has also written four comic books, Going Loco, Making the Cat Laugh, Tennyson's Gift and With One Lousy Free Packet of Seed, all available from Profile Books. She is a regular presenter on Radio 4, a Times columnist and a guest presenter for many other programmes. She lives in Brighton.