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The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
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Oct 04, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction
Read in May, 2008

This little book is a witty and enjoyable read. Its about what happens when the Queen takes up reading and books become the most important thing in life. Everyone is against the idea', even the Corgis, so instead of the usual small talk like,'Did you have far to come?' the Queen now asks ’What are you reading ?’This book has a lot to say about the nature of reading, how one book leads to another, how books can be so consuming you don’t want to do anything else.(Anyone who ever stayed up all night or took a day off work to finish a book will relate to this) Alan Bennett also seems to be saying that even someone like the Queen who has met many famous authors, travelled the world and met world leaders can gain something from a good book that all those experiences could never bring.
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