Alan Bennett's new collection of diaries, Keeping On Keeping On, is out now:

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Alan Bennett's third collection follows in the footsteps of the phenomenally successful Writing Home and Untold Stories, each published ten years apart. This latest collection contains Bennett's diaries 2005 to 2015, reflecting on a decade that saw four premieres at the National Theatre and the films of The History Boys and The Lady in the Van. This is an engaging, humane, sharp, funny and unforgettable record of life according to the inimitable Alan Bennett.

We invited Alan to the London Review Bookshop to read some extracts from his new collection. Which is your favourite?

'There is no other writer, certainly none from any other era or nation, quite like Alan Bennett, and having this much more of his work is an uncovenanted blessing.' Evening Standard

'It is not only Bennett's claws that are sharp. So are his eyes ... confirms his reputation as one of the sharpest and funniest writers in the English language.' Spectator

'Few diarists could offer such a consistently funny and touching authorial voice as Bennett. Long may he keep on keeping on.' Daily Telegraph

'Is able to make the world dance with a single word ... On every page there is a phrase to make you smile, poetry disguised as comedy.' Mail on Sunday

Alan Bennett's latest collection, Keeping On Keeping On, contains his inimitable diaries from 2005-2015, plus a host of other collected essays and playscripts.

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