Alan Bennett On Reading

   Alan Bennett   (May 09, 1934 -) 

Alan Bennett (May 09, 1934 -) 

The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – which you had thought special and particular to you. Now here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out and taken yours.