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The Uncommon Reader : a Novella
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 (Hardcover)
Pub. Date: 2007-09-18
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
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Description: Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 120 p.
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The Uncommon Reader: a NovellaThe Uncommon Reader: a Novella (Hard cover)
Pub. Date: 2007
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
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    The Uncommon Reader: a Novella (Hardcover)
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    Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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    Pub. Date: 2007-09-18
    Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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    Pub. Date: 2007-09-18
    Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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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: a Novella (Hardcover)
    Pub. Date: 2007-09-18
    Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    Description: Shows some signs of wear from usage. Is no longer bright/shinny. Edge wear from storage and shelving.
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    The Uncommon Reader: a Novella (Hardcover)
    Pub. Date: 2007-09-18
    Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    Condition: Fair
    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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    Pub. Date: 2007-09-18
    Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    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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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: 16056196103
  • ISBN-13: 9780374280963
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Seller: Open Books Ltd
    Description: Jacket is price clipped. Open Books is a nonprofit social venture that provides literacy experiences for thousands of readers each year through inspiring programs and creative capitalization of books.
    Condition: Good