The Shielding of Mrs Forbes

by Alan Bennett

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Thinking Betty was in the bath Graham was watching a late-night programme on Channel 4 called 'Footballers with Their Shirts Off' when she unexpectedly came in on the trail of the hairdryer.

'I didn't know you were interested in football,' said Betty.


No one must ever find out that Graham is 'not the marrying sort'. Certainly not his wife, or his mother. As sex, blackmail and fanatical tidiness take over the West Yorkshire parish of Alwoodley, an unlikely caper unfolds.

Format: Paperback 
Page Count: 80 Pages
Imprint: Faber Fiction
Published: June 2019
ISBN: 9780571351824

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