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The uncommon reader

Autore: Alan Bennett
Editore: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : Fiction : English : 1st American edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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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Genere/forma: Belletristische Darstellung
Fiction
Humorous fiction
Persona incaricata: Elizabeth, Queen of Great Britain; Elizabeth / II / Queen of Great Britain / 1926- / Fiction.; Elizabeth, Queen of Great Britain; Elisabeth, Großbritannien Königin; Königin II ) Elisabeth (Großbritannien
Tipo materiale: Fiction, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Alan Bennett
ISBN: 9780374280963 0374280967 9781846680496 1846680492
Numero OCLC: 163582083
Riconoscimenti: Shortlisted for Independent Booksellers' Week Book of the Year Award: Adults' Book of the Year 2008.
Shortlisted for Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2008.
Descrizione: 120 pages ; 20 cm
Contenuti: "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.
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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.  Per saperne di più…

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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 Per saperne di più…

 
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