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What would happen if the Queen became a reader of taste and discernment rather than of Dick Francis? The answer is a perfect story. The Uncommon Reader is none other than HM the Queen who drifts accidentally into reading when her corgis stray into a mobile library parked at Buckingham Palace. She reads widely ( JR Ackerley, Jean Genet, Ivy Compton Burnett and the classics) and intelligently. Her reading naturally changes her world view and her relationship with people like the oleaginous prime minister and his repellent advisers. She comes to question the prescribed order of the world and loses patience with much that she has to do. In short, her reading is subversive. The consequence is, of course, surprising, mildly shocking and very funny.

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781781250143
Weight: 100 g
Dimensions: 178 x 111 x 10 mm

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“The Uncommon Reader”

This is a highly entertaining and witty read about what happens when one discovers the joy of reading. It follows the Queen as she discovers a mobile library that visits Buckingham Palace and out of politeness she... More

Hardback edition
22nd March 2011
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“The Uncommon Reader”

It must be a funny old business being the Queen, you can't even take the corgis for a walk to the local bookshop without finding yourself popping up there in fictional form. In this latest literary outing for the... More

Paperback edition
22nd February 2013
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“An absolute delight”

Rarely does a book induce me to say, 'an absolute delight', but this one did.

A sumptuously appointed narrative revolves around the Queen's abruptly acquired, all consuming passion for reading, and the... More

Paperback edition
9th May 2011
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