a common reader

Alan Bennett, The Uncommon Reader

· 30 August 2015 |  by Maarten
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uncommonreaderThe Uncommon Reader

Alan Bennett

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Deze uitgave:
Engels
faber and faber, 2008
121 pagina’s, paperback
isbn: 9781846681332

Oorspronkelijke uitgave:
London Review of Books, 2006

Led by her yapping corgis to the Westminster travelling library outside Buckingham Palace, the Queen finds herself taking out a novel by Ivy Compton-Burnett. Duff read though it is, the following week her choice proves more enjoyable and awakens in Her Majesty a passion for reading so great that her public duties begin to suffer. And so, as she devours work by everyone from Hardy to Brookner to Proust to Beckett, her equerries conspire to bring the Queen’s literary odyssey to a close.
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