The Uncommon Reader
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.