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THE UNCOMMON READER

by | Read by Alan Bennett

Fiction • 7.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2007

When Her Majesty accidentally discovers a mobile library frequenting Buckingham Palace, she feels obliged to borrow a book. Under the tutelage of a kitchen worker named Norman, an enthusiast of gay writers, the Queen develops an unexpected passion for reading. Norman, elevated to the Queen's amanuensis, selects numerous texts to feed her voracious appetite. However, when she attempts to engage ordinary folk and heads of state in literary discussions, she is disturbed by their flat-eyed stares. Her advisors worry that she's growing senile. Eventually, her books are hidden, mysteriously lost in transit, or blown up by overcautious security personnel. Alan Bennett's narration is every bit as delicious as his wit. Listeners will have a field day with this droll peek into alleged palace reading practices. An absolute delight! S.J.H. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2008]

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Formats

Library Ed. • BBC Audiobooks America • 2007

CD ISBN 978-0-7927-5028-4 $39.95 • Three CDs

DD ISBN 978-0-7927-5143-4 $19.95

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