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The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
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Mar 13, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: barr-smith-library, favourite, book-about-book
Recommended to Norain by: Mr Roy Peter Clark in his book Glamour of Grammar
Recommended for: Najibah A. Bakar
Read in March, 2011

Philosophical but very lightly written, with humours dotting here and there, thus an enchanting work. And the premise is very interesting too – HRH Queen finding the joy of reading and started neglecting her duty, and how people around her reacted.

It is a pity the book is too short.

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Quotes Norain Liked

Alan Bennett
“What she was finding also was how one book led to another, doors kept opening wherever she turned and the days weren't long enough for the reading she wanted to do.”
Alan Bennett, The Uncommon Reader

Alan Bennett
“Books are not about passing time. They're about other lives. Other worlds. Far from wanting time to pass, one just wishes one had more of it. If one wanted to pass the time one could go to New Zealand.”
Alan Bennett, The Uncommon Reader

Alan Bennett
“You don't put your life into your books, you find it there.”
Alan Bennett, The Uncommon Reader

Reading Progress

11/24/2016 marked as: read

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