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The Uncommon Reader: A Novella [Deckle Edge] 1st (first) edition Text Only - Alan Bennett
The Uncommon Reader: A Novella [Deckle Edge] 1st (first) edition Text Only
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Format: Paperback
ASIN: B004RVFTOA
Edition language: English
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Sheila's Reads
Sheila's Reads rated it
5.0 THE UNCOMMON READER by Alan Bennett
The Queen discovers reading and becomes an avid reader. Her staff is upset. She's not supposed to read. Where they used to know what questions she would ask and would brief people on how to respond, now the conversation could go anywhere. She used to take suggestions from the young man who introduce...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
4.5 The Uncommon Reader
A short novella on the joys, growth and enlightenment reading can bring, even to the most enlightened, at any time in life. It's also an accurate portrayal of the consuming obsession reading can become (truth, as we all well know). Layered atop this testimony of the power of the word is another...
markk
markk rated it
5.0 A delightful meditation on the value of reading
This was an absolutely delightful meditation on the value of reading. The idea of the Queen becoming a voracious reader was inspired, as was Bennett's description of how her staff responds to this dismaying development. But how he used the premise to comment on what makes reading worthwhile is the r...
This little library of mine
This little library of mine rated it
4.5 The uncommon reader
Quick read, very entertaining.
Gatta ci cova
Gatta ci cova rated it
3.0
Un mercoledì qualunque, la regina s’imbatte nella biblioteca circolante e inizia la grande trasformazione.Sua maestà scopre il piacere di leggere, e la lettura sovverte ogni regola.Si sa: i libri aprono porte imprevedibili, producono pensieri o pensieri inimmaginabili, accendono idee inaudite, scuot...
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