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The Uncommon Reader
by Bennett, Alan

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'Oh Norman,' said the Queen, 'the prime minister doesn't seem to have read any Hardy. Perhaps you could find him one of our old paperbacks on his way out.' Had the dogs not taken exception to the strange van parked in the royal grounds, the Queen might never have learnt of the Westminster travelling library's weekly visits to the palace. But finding herself at its steps, she goes up to apologise for all the yapping and ends up taking out a novel by Ivy Compton-Burnett, last borrowed in 1989. Duff read though it proves to be, upbringing demands she finish it and, so as not to appear rude, she withdraws another. This second, more fortunate choice of book awakens in Her Majesty a passion for reading so great that her public duties begin to suffer. And so, as she devours work by everyone from Hardy to Brookner to Proust to Samuel Beckett, her equerries conspire to bring the Queen's literary odyssey to a close. Subversive and highly enjoyable, The Uncommon Reader offers the perfect argument for reading, written by one of its great champions, Alan Bennett.

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The Uncommon ReaderThe Uncommon Reader (Hardcover)
Pub. Date: 2007-01-01
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Price: $3.45
Seller: Owls Books, Toledo, OH, USA
Description: All pages and cover are intact. Possible slightly loose binding, minor highlighting and marginalia, cocked spine or torn dust jacket. Maybe an ex-library copy and not include the accompanying CDs, access codes or other supplemental materials.
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The Uncommon ReaderThe Uncommon Reader (Hardcover)
Pub. Date: 2007-01-01
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Price: $3.45
Seller: Owls Books, Toledo, OH, USA
Description: All pages and cover are intact. Possible slightly loose binding, minor highlighting and marginalia, cocked spine or torn dust jacket. Maybe an ex-library copy and not include the accompanying CDs, access codes or other supplemental materials.
Condition: Good
 
 
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    The Uncommon Reader (Hardcover)
    Pub. Date: 2007-01-01
    Publisher: Faber & Faber
    Description: All pages and cover are intact. Possible slightly loose binding, minor highlighting and marginalia, cocked spine or torn dust jacket. Maybe an ex-library copy and not include the accompanying CDs, access codes or other supplemental materials.
    Condition: Good

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    The Uncommon Reader (Hardcover)
    Pub. Date: 2007-01-01
    Publisher: Faber & Faber
    Description: All pages and cover are intact. Possible slightly loose binding, minor highlighting and marginalia, cocked spine or torn dust jacket. Maybe an ex-library copy and not include the accompanying CDs, access codes or other supplemental materials.
    Condition: Good

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    $4.16
    Uncommon Reader (Hard cover)
    Pub. Date: 2007
    Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
    Description: Hardcover. dust jacket wear. soiled dust jacket.
    Condition: Good

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    The Uncommon Reader [Hardcover] Alan Bennett (Hardcover)
    Pub. Date: 2007-09-06
    Publisher: Faber & Faber
    Condition: Good
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    Publisher: Faber & Faber
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    Notes: The book comes with a dust jacket. The dust jacket has some marking and is creased around the edges. Pages are lightly tanned. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The cover and spine have some wear but remain intact. Embossed font to the spine are bright and intact.

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    Pub. Date: 2007-09-06
    Publisher: Faber & Faber
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    The Uncommon Reader [Hardcover] Alan Bennett (Hardcover)
    Pub. Date: 2007-09-06
    Publisher: Faber & Faber
    Condition: Good
    Notes: Book is in good condition. Discolouration present. Creasing present. Fingermarks present. Cover has some wear.

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    The Uncommon Reader [Hardcover] Alan Bennett (Hardcover)
    Pub. Date: 2007-09-06
    Publisher: Faber & Faber
    Condition: Good
    Notes: Unclipped dust jacket. Book is in good condition. All pages intact and unmarked.

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    The Uncommon Reader [Hardcover] Alan Bennett (Hardcover)
    Pub. Date: 2007-09-06
    Publisher: Faber & Faber
    Condition: Good
    Notes: Book is in good condition with typical reading wear to cover and spine. Pages are yelllowing. Fingermarks maybe present.

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    The Uncommon Reader (Hardcover)
    Pub. Date: 2007
    Publisher: Faber and Faber
    Description: Clean tight unmarked copy, like new excep for dusty edges to dust jacket; Cover artwork may differ;
    Condition: Very good No tear or scuffs but edges disc jacket

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Overview

'Oh Norman,' said the Queen, 'the prime minister doesn't seem to have read any Hardy. Perhaps you could find him one of our old paperbacks on his way out.' Had the dogs not taken exception to the strange van parked in the royal grounds, the Queen might never have learnt of the Westminster travelling library's weekly visits to the palace. But finding herself at its steps, she goes up to apologise for all the yapping and ends up taking out a novel by Ivy Compton-Burnett, last borrowed in 1989. Duff read though it proves to be, upbringing demands she finish it and, so as not to appear rude, she withdraws another. This second, more fortunate choice of book awakens in Her Majesty a passion for reading so great that her public duties begin to suffer. And so, as she devours work by everyone from Hardy to Brookner to Proust to Samuel Beckett, her equerries conspire to bring the Queen's literary odyssey to a close. Subversive and highly enjoyable, The Uncommon Reader offers the perfect argument for reading, written by one of its great champions, Alan Bennett.

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  • PID: 13595139365
  • ISBN-13: 9781846680496
  • Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
  • Seller: jaycee.tictail.com
    Description: 128 p. Audience: General/trade. From one of England's most celebrated writers, a funny and superbly observed novella about the Queen of England and the subversive power of reading
    Condition: Very good, red boards & ills: end papers, unclipped, embossed gold gilt spine, mark along edge of d/j front ( photo ), bubble wrapped, mylar pro: