Monday, 28 January 2008

Alan Bennett - The Uncommon Reader

Bennett is always a pleasure to read - I like the way I always read him with his voice echoing in my head so it seems I have had an individual audience with him! This is an affectionate fantasy on what might happen if the Queen suddenly became interested in reading, and developed into an avid reader - because she happens upon a Westminster mobile library parked outside the palace. Whilst being a little subversive and gently humorous Bennett actually sets out a strong case for the benefits of reading -it's a short novel - do read it!

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