The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett

The Uncommon Reader

by Alan Bennett

Paperback

Categories: Fiction Books & Literature

Buy Used - Very Good

$4.48

USD Add to cart

Add to wishlist

Description

From one of England's most celebrated writers, the author of the award-winning "The History Boys," a funny and superbly observed novella about the Queen of England and the subversive power of reading
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 (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. Her new passion for reading initially alarms the palace staff and soon leads to surprising and very funny consequences for the country at large.

More Details

Weight: 0.24 lbs

ISBN-10: 0312427646

ISBN-13: 9780312427641

Other Available Copies

Condition

Used - Good (1 available) Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

  • Price
  • Shipping
  •  

Readers Also Enjoyed