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The Uncommon Reader
by Alan Bennett

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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 (Paperback)
Pub. Date: 2008-01-01
Publisher: Profile Books
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
The Uncommon ReaderThe Uncommon Reader (Paperback)
Pub. Date: 2008-01-01
Publisher: Profile Books
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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    Pub. Date: 2008-01-01
    Publisher: Profile Books
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    Notes: Noticeably used book. Text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Heavy wear to covers and pages contain marginal notes, underlining, and or highlighting. Possible ex library copy, with all the markings/stickers of that library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, and dust jackets may not be included.

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    The Uncommon Reader (Paperback)
    Pub. Date: 2008
    Publisher: Profile Books
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    The Uncommon Reader (Paperback)
    Pub. Date: 2008
    Publisher: Profile Books
    Description: Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!
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    Pub. Date: 2008
    Publisher: Profile Books
    Description: Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!
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    Pub. Date: 2008
    Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
    Description: 128 p. Audience: General/trade.
    Condition: Fine. No dust jacket as issued. Clean and unmarked inside and out. No creasing to spine. Tight binding.

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    Pub. Date: 2008
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    The Uncommon Reader (Paperback / softback)
    Pub. Date: 2008
    Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
    Condition: New
    Notes: Features none other than HM the Queen who drifts accidentally into reading when her corgis stray into a mobile library parked at Buckingham Palace. Her reading naturally changes her world view and her relationship with people like the oleaginous prime minister and his repellent advisers. The consequ.

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    The Uncommon Reader (Paperback)
    Pub. Date: 2008
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    The Uncommon Reader (Paperback)
    Pub. Date: 2008
    Publisher: Profile Books
    Description: Book is in good condition. Pages are clean and the binding is tight. *NOTE* Stock photo may not represent the actual book for sale.

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    The Uncommon Reader (Paperback)
    Pub. Date: 2008
    Publisher: Profile Books
    Description: Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!
    Condition: Good

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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: 16009713704
  • ISBN-13: 9781846681332
  • Publisher: Profile Books
  • Seller: Half Price Books Inc
    Description: Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!
    Condition: Good