The Uncommon Reader: A Novella
Title: The Uncommon Reader: A Novella
Author: Alan Bennett
This charming and captivating novella explains what happens when the Queen of England becomes an avid reader, with hilarious results.
-Mark at Rockford
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.