The Uncommon Reader: A Novella

The Uncommon Reader: A Novella

Alan Bennett


From one in every of England's such a lot celebrated writers, the writer of the award-winning The background Boys, a humorous and fantastically saw novella in regards to the Queen of britain and the subversive energy of reading

When her corgis stray right into a cellular library parked close to Buckingham Palace, the Queen feels duty-bound to borrow a publication. learning the enjoyment of interpreting broadly (from J. R. Ackerley, Jean Genet, and Ivy Compton-Burnett to the classics) and intelligently, she unearths that her view of the realm adjustments dramatically. Abetted in her newfound obsession by way of Norman, a tender guy from the royal kitchens, the Queen involves query the prescribed order of the realm and loses endurance with the workouts of her function as monarch. Her new ardour for interpreting firstly alarms the palace employees and shortly ends up in superb and intensely humorous effects for the rustic at large.

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