The Uncommon Reader (Rating: 3.56 - 3204 votes)The Uncommon Reader - Read Online or Download The Uncommon Reader by Book For Free. Available forma: PDF, TXT , ePub , PDB , RTF, Audio Books Alan Bennett full text books
|Title||:||The Uncommon Reader|
|Publisher||:||Farrar, Straus and Giroux|
|Number of Pages||:||120|
|Category||:||Fiction, Books about books, Humor, British literature|
PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Uncommon Reader 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 the Queen is transformed as she discovers the liberating pleasures of the written word .
The author of the Tony Award winner The History Boys Alan Bennett is one of Britain s best loved literary voices With The Uncommon Reader he brings us a playful homage to the written word imagining a world in which literature becomes a subversive bridge between powerbrokers and commoners By turns cheeky and charming the novella features the Queen herself as its protagonist When her yapping corgis lead her to a mobile library Her Majesty develops a new obsession with reading She finds herself devouring works by a tantalizing range of authors from the Bront sisters to Jean Genet With a young member of the palace kitchen staff guiding her choices it s not long before the Queen begins to develop a new perspective on the world one that alarms her closest advisers and tempts her to make bold new decisions Brimming with the mischievous wit that has garnered acclaim for Bennett on both sides of the Atlantic The Uncommon Reader is a delightful celebration of books and writers and the readers who sustain them