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Publisher Description

Here we have readings of selected correspondence between the poet Philip Larkin (played by Alan Bennett) and the writer Kingsley Amis (played by Robert Hardy) for your listening pleasure. A meeting at Oxford University during World War II signalled the beginning of a lifelong friendship between two outstanding contributors to 20th century English literature: Philip Larkin, poet, and Kingsley Amis, the prolific novelist.

Selected from correspondence written between 1943 and 1985, these letters offer an entertaining and illuminating insight into the prejudices, exasperations and in-jokes of two literary greats. A linking commentary complements the writers' own words as they relate events in their personal lives, report on their work in progress, and generally rail against the modem world.

GENRE
Arts & Entertainment
NARRATOR
Alan Bennett, Robert Hardy
LENGTH
00:56
hr min
RELEASED
2012
August 1
PUBLISHER
BBC Worldwide Limited
PRESENTED BY
Audible.co.uk
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
55.7
MB

Customer Reviews

TomCook24 ,

The Fun Chaps Will Have When Our Selected Letters Come Out

This is an enchanting radio-play, and features the vocal talents of two perfect household names. The letters in their entirety are wonderful, and this is an ideal introduction: funny, savage, crude, moving and informative.

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