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kindle ☆ The Laying On of Hands Stories ´ Paperback read ☆ ❴Epub❵ ❧ The Laying On of Hands Stories Author Alan Bennett – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk Alan Bennett's extraordinary ear for dialogue and sharpness of perception have made him a master storyteller In Father Father Burning BriD tragically young; and in Miss Fozzard Finds her Feet a lonely unmarried department store clerk discovers there's to life than looking after her brother through her only indulgence her podiatrist I actually threw this brand new hardback in the trash when I finished it Felt good to take even a single copy of this wretched book out of circulation

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Alan Bennett's extraordinary ear for dialogue and sharpness of perception have made him a master storyteller In Father Father Burning Bright he writes with tragicomic insight about a son's vigil a The Laying of Hands and two additional short stories were included in this small book The title story is a satirical piece about a memorial service for a masseur who has died at a young age The church is filled with his clients many of them celebrities who offer special memories of the deceased I really can't imagine people divulging very personal information at a church service so it didn't seem totally realistic But it worked well as a humorous storyMiss Fozzard Finds Her Feet shows a woman living a boring life working in a department store and acting as a caregiver for her brother who is recovering from a stroke Her podiatrist adds some excitement to her lifeFather Father Burning Bright features a son at his dying father's bedside The son always felt that he had not lived up to his father's expectations I didn't like the attitudes of the characters in the family and hospital staff so I found the story to be sad than humorous3 stars overall

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The Laying On of Hands StoriesT his father's deathbed where their lifelong battle continues to the end The Laying on of Hands a brilliantly funny satire describes a society memorial service for a rather special masseur who die If you like Alan Bennett you'll like these three stories the second one Miss Fozzard finds her feet being the lightest'A woman? I said 'In chiropody? Isn't that unusual?' 'No'he said'not nowadaysThe barriers are coming down in chiropody as well as everything elseShe said 'Call me Mallory' I said'Mallory? What sort of name is that? I wouldn't be able to put a sex to it' She says'Well I'm Australian' Strong girl very capableAnd a ualified physiotherapist with a diploma in caringIts Australian caring but I suppose it'll be the same as ours only minus the bugbear of hypothermiaThe Laying on of Hands the first story is about a memorial service for a masseurwhen the priest allows the congregation to talk about their departed auaintance it all goes cringe inducing in an Alan Bennett tragicomic kind of way