The Uncommon Reader
Originally published: London : Faber and Faber Ltd., 2007
Kings and rulers
From Library Staff
Join the discussion on April 17, 2015. From the author of "The History Boys" and "The Clothes They Stood Up In" comes a deliciously funny novella that celebrates the pleasure of reading.
"When her corgis stray into a mobile library parked near Buckingham Palace, the Queen feels duty-bound to borrow a book. Discovering the joy of reading widely ... and intelligently, she finds that her view of the world changes dramatically. "
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.
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