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The Uncommon Reader

A Novella

by Alan Bennett

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In this deliciously funny novella that celebrates the pleasure of reading, the Uncommon Reader is none other than Her Majesty the Queen who drifts accidentally into reading when her corgis stray into a mobile library parked at Buckingham Palace. She reads widely (J. R. Ackerley, Jean Genet, Ivy Compton Burnett, and the classics) and intelligently. Her reading naturally changes her world view and her relationship with people such as 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. With the poignant and mischievous wit of The History Boys, England's best loved author revels in the power of literature to change even the most uncommon reader's life.


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Publisher: BBC Audiobooks America
Edition: Unabridged

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  • ISBN: 9780792751434
  • File size: 77758 KB
  • Release date: November 16, 2007
  • Duration: 02:41:57

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  • ISBN: 9780792751434
  • File size: 77758 KB
  • Release date: November 16, 2007
  • Duration: 02:41:57
  • Number of parts: 3


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In this deliciously funny novella that celebrates the pleasure of reading, the Uncommon Reader is none other than Her Majesty the Queen who drifts accidentally into reading when her corgis stray into a mobile library parked at Buckingham Palace. She reads widely (J. R. Ackerley, Jean Genet, Ivy Compton Burnett, and the classics) and intelligently. Her reading naturally changes her world view and her relationship with people such as 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. With the poignant and mischievous wit of The History Boys, England's best loved author revels in the power of literature to change even the most uncommon reader's life.


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    BBC Audiobooks America
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9780792751434
    File size: 77758 KB
    Release date: November 16, 2007
    Duration: 02:41:57

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9780792751434
    File size: 77758 KB
    Release date: November 16, 2007
    Duration: 02:41:57
    Number of parts: 3

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