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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.

Alan Bennett—The Uncommon Reader

  • 9781846681332
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