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The uncommon reader

Author: Alan Bennett
Publisher: New York : Picador/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Picador edView all editions and formats
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"When her corgis stray into a mobile library parked near Buckingham Palace, the Queen feels duty-bound to borrow a book. Discovering the joy of reading widely ... 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Humorous stories
Fiction
Humorous fiction
Named Person: Elizabeth, Queen of Great Britain; Élisabeth, reine de Grande-Bretagne); Elizabeth, Queen of Great Britain
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Bennett
ISBN: 0312427646 9780312427641 9780374280963 0374280967
OCLC Number: 213300942
Notes: Originally published: London : Faber and Faber Ltd., 2007.
"A novella"--Cover.
Description: 120 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: 8 books (120 p. ; 19 cm.) --
Content list --
Author biography & List of additional resources --
Discussion questions --
Sign-up sheet --
Book kit policy & Suggestions for use of kit.
Responsibility: Alan Bennett.
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"When her corgis stray into a mobile library parked near Buckingham Palace, the Queen feels duty-bound to borrow a book. Discovering the joy of reading widely ... 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. Her new passion for reading initially alarms the palace staff and soon leads to surprising and very funny consequences for the country at large."--Provided by publisher.

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