Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
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Uncommon Reader
By Alan Bennett

The Uncommon Reader

[CD-Audio/MP3 Edition]

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Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett

Book Awards

  • Shortlisted for Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2008.

Book Description

It was the corgis' fault. When they strayed through the grounds of Buckingham Palace, the Queen discovered the City of Westminster travelling library. The Queen has never had much time for reading - pleasure's always come second place to duty - 'though now that one is here I suppose one ought to borrow a book'. She is about to discover the joys of literature, albeit late in life. One book leads to another and the Queen is soon engrossed in the delights of reading. However, this uncommon reader creates an uncommon problem. The royal household dislikes the Queen's new interest; it makes them uneasy. Books are devices that ignite the imagination. And devices like that are likely to explode. Alan Bennett reads his new story about HM the Queen's all-consuming new interest, as heard on BBC Radio 4. This exclusive and extended edition is twice as long as originally broadcast.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405687478
ISBN-10: 1405687479
Format: CD-Audio
(140mm x 127mm x 10mm)
Imprint: BBC Physical Audio
Publisher: BBC Audio, A Division Of Random House
Publish Date: 10-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett's television series Talking Heads has become a modern-day classic, as have many of his works for the stage, including Forty Years On, The Lady in the Van, The Madness of George III (together with the Oscar-nominated screenplay The Madness of King George), and an adaptation of The Wind in the Willows. The History Boys won the Evening Standard and Critics' Circle awards for Best Play, The Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play, and the South Bank Award.

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