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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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Seattle, WA, USA

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
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

    Discover Books
    Toledo, OH, USA
    $4.16
    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

    Aardvark Books Ltd
    Bucknell, Herefordshire, GBR
    $14.59
    The Uncommon Reader (Hard cover)
    Pub. Date: 2007
    Publisher: Faber and Faber
    Description: This book has hardback covers. Ex-library, With usual stamps and markings, In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Please note the Image in this listing is a stock photo and may not match the covers of the actual item, 300grams, ISBN: 9781846680496.

    Anybook Ltd.
    Lincoln, GBR
    $15.26
    The Uncommon Reader (Hardcover)
    Pub. Date: 2007
    Publisher: Faber and Faber
    Description: WE ARE PROCESSING ORDERS AS NORMAL DURING THIS VIRUS EPIDEMIC, DELIVERY TIMES ARE NOT EFFECTED AT THE MOMMENT. ALL ITEMS ARE SENT BY ROYAL MAIL.
    Condition: Very good

    Halcyon Books
    LONDON, LONDON, GBR
    $17.15
    The Uncommon Reader (Hard cover)
    Pub. Date: 2007
    Publisher: Faber & Faber
    Description: This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside. This book has hardback covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Dust Jacket in fair condition., 150grams, ISBN: 9781846680496.

    Anybook Ltd.
    Lincoln, GBR
    $27.23
    The Uncommon Reader (Hard cover)
    Pub. Date: 2007
    Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
    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:

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    london, LONDON, GBR
    $38.07
    The Uncommon Reader-Signed Copy (Hard Cover)
    Pub. Date: 2007
    Publisher: Profile Books
    Description: 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall.
    Condition: Very Good in Fair jacket
    Notes: SIGNED on the title page in black pen "Alan Bennett". Clean, crisp hardback in unclipped jacket which shows some rubbing and the odd blemish to the front cover (see photo). Number line 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3. 124 pages. Small crease to tip of corner of last page. Prompt dispatch.

    YesterYear Books
    Dunstable, BEDS, GBR
    $47.77
    The Uncommon Reader (Hardcover)
    Pub. Date: 2007
    Publisher: Faber & Faber
    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

    HPB-Emerald
    Dallas, TX, USA
    $6.00
    Uncommon Reader (HC w/JA Small)
    Pub. Date: 2007
    Publisher: FABER & FABER (IPS)
    Condition: VERY Good Condition

    Montclair Book Center
    Montclair, NJ, USA
    $9.00
 
 

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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: 16174727822
  • ISBN-13: 9781846680496
  • Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
  • Seller: Seattle Goodwill
    Description: May have some shelf-wear due to normal use.
    Condition: Good