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The uncommon reader

Author: Alan Bennett
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Obliged to borrow a book when her corgis stray into a mobile library, the Queen discovers a passion for reading, setting the palace upon its head and causing the royal head of Great Britain to question her role in the monarchy.
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Genre/Form: Belletristische Darstellung
Humorous fiction
Fiction
Humorous stories
Named Person: Elizabeth, Queen of Great Britain; Elizabeth, Queen of Great Britain; Elisabeth, Großbritannien Königin; Königin II ) Elisabeth (Großbritannien
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Bennett
ISBN: 9780374280963 0374280967 9781846680496 1846680492
OCLC Number: 163582083
Awards: Short-listed for Independent Booksellers' Week Book of the Year Award: Adults' Book of the Year 2008
Short-listed for Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2008
Description: 120 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: "When her corgis stray into a mobile library parked near Buckingham Palace, the Queen feels duty-bound to borrow a book. Discovereing the joy of reading widely (from J.R. Ackerley, Jean Genet, and Ivy Compton-Burnett to the classics) and intelligently, she finds that her view of the world changes dramatically. Abetted in her newfound obsession by Norman, a young man from the royal kitchens, the Queen comes to question the prescribed order of the world and loses patience with the routines of her role as monarch." From the bookjacket.
Responsibility: Alan Bennett.
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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 and intelligently.  Read more...

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by mmfrank (WorldCat user on 2007-11-12)

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An exquisitely produced jewel of a book ... [but] beneath the tasteful gilt-and-beige cover seethes a savagely Swiftian indignation against stupidity, Philistinism and arrogance in public places, and Read more...

 
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