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The Uncommon Reader

Bennett, Alan

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ISBN 10: 1846680492 / ISBN 13: 9781846680496
Published by Faber & Faber, Limited, London, Un, 2007
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: The Uncommon Reader

Publisher: Faber & Faber, Limited, London, Un

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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What would happen if the Queen became a reader of taste and discernment rather than of Dick Francis? The answer is a perfect story. The Uncommon Reader is none other than HM the Queen who drifts accidentally into reading when her corgis stray into a mobile library parked at Buckingham Palace. She reads widely ( JR Ackerley, Jean Genet, Ivy Compton Burnett and the classics) and intelligently. Her reading naturally changes her world view and her relationship with people like the oleaginous prime minister and his repellent advisers. She comes to question the prescribed order of the world and loses patience with much that she has to do. In short, her reading is subversive. The consequence is, of course, surprising, mildly shocking and very funny.

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Alan Bennett is one of the UK's most celebrated literary figures. He is the author of Untold Stories [9780571228317], and numerous works of fiction including Smut [9781846685255]. His play The History Boys was the National Theatre's most successful production ever.

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