The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett

The Uncommon Reader

byAlan Bennett

Mass Market Paperback | September 30, 2008

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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 (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 has been one of our leading dramatists since the success of Beyond the Fringe in the 1960s. His television series Talking Heads has become a modern-day classic, as have many of his works for stage including Forty Years On, The Lady in the Van, A Question of Attribution, The Madness of George III (together with the Oscar-no...
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Title:The Uncommon ReaderFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 7 × 4.37 × 0.4 inPublished:September 30, 2008Publisher:Faber & Faber AgencyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1846681332

ISBN - 13:9781846681332

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