Review: The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett

Summary (from Goodreads):

A deliciously funny novella that celebrates the pleasure of reading. When the Queen in pursuit of her wandering corgis stumbles upon a mobile library  she feels duty bound to borrow a book. Aided by Norman, a young man from the palace kitchen who frequents the library, Bennett describes the Queen’s transformation as she discovers the liberating pleasures of the written word. With the poignant and mischievous wit of The History Boys, England’s best-loved author revels in the power of literature to change even the most uncommon reader’s life.


What a wonderful story! Who knew that, of all people, the Queen of England would discover the wonders of reading, and that it would lead to so much more – you have to read the novella to find out! This is funny, heart-warming, and utterly enjoyable. Highly, highly, recommend this to all!



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