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The Uncommon Reader PDF/EPUB â The Uncommon  Epub / A deliciously funny novella that celebrates the pleasure of reading When the Queen in pursuit of her wandering corgis stumbles upon a mobile library she feels duty bound to borrow a book Aided by Norman, a young man from the palace kitchen who frequents the library, the Queen is transformed as she discovers the liberating pleasures of the written wordThe author of the Tony Award winner The History Boys, Alan Bennett is one of Britain s best loved literary voices With The Uncommon Reader, he brings us a playful homage to the written word, imagining a world in which literature becomes a subversive bridge between powerbrokers and commoners By turns cheeky and charming, the novella features the Queen herself as its protagonist When her yapping corgis lead her to a mobile library, Her Majesty develops a new obsession with reading She finds herself devouring works by a tantalizing range of authors, from the Bront sisters to Jean Genet With a young member of the palace kitchen staff guiding her choices, it s not long before the Queen begins to develop a new perspective on the world one that alarms her closest advisers and tempts her to make bold new decisions Brimming with the mischievous wit that has garnered acclaim for Bennett on both sides of the Atlantic, The Uncommon Reader is a delightful celebration of books and writers, and the readers who sustain them


10 thoughts on “The Uncommon Reader

  1. Petra-X Petra-X says:

    Utterly charming book about the Queen stumbling across a mobile library that visits Buckingham Palace regularly and being assisted to choose reading matter by the helpful Norman It s u


  2. Paromjit Paromjit says:

    This is a wonderfully humorous, subversive and comic homage to literature penned by non other than the great and incomparable treasure that is Alan Bennett I listened to the audio, charmed by


  3. Richard Richard says:

    The Queen takes a stroll around the grounds of Buckingham Palace with her Corgis She notices a van parked up outside the kitchens On further investigation she finds that the vehicle is a mobile libr


  4. Joey Woolfardis Joey Woolfardis says:

    Alan Bennett brings to life what a world would be like if Queen Elizabeth II started reading voraciously after stumbling upon a travelling libraryYou don t put your life into your books, you find it thereQ


  5. Lori Lori says:

    This is a loveable book about love of books It s a small volume literally , originally a short story published in a British magazine It starts when the corgis drag the Queen to a bookmobile on palace grounds and


  6. Angela M Angela M says:

    How can I not like a book about someone who loves to read In this case that someone just happens to be the Queen of England.It was clever and really a pleasure to read There is not too much to say about the plot its a s


  7. The Book Maven The Book Maven says:

    Oh wow If I could give this book six stars, or heck, even ten, I would It is so great there s a lot of subtlety in here that Readers Advisory librarians will definitely clue into, especially in how society views readers, readi


  8. Elyse Walters Elyse Walters says:

    The Old Gal , the Queen , is reading again Reading is untidy discursive and perpetually inviting Briefing closes down a subject, reading opens it up With this dictionary always in hand, Norman read out Opsimath one who learns late in


  9. Richard Derus Richard Derus says:

    Rating 4.125 of fiveWitty, irreverent, and completely charming, Bennett s novella is one I would sincerely hope that Her Majesty read and laughed at when it was published.There are many reviews of this effervescent entertainment, so I will


  10. Michael Michael says:

    Reading this feels like putting a pot of water on to boil, forgetting about it, and coming back to find a delightful stew The analogy relates to Queen Elizabeth wandering into a bookmobile, getting hooked on reading books, and the various conseque


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