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Mrs Mountbatten Turns Over a New Leaf

A Writer’s Review of Alan Bennett’s The Uncommon Reader.

“Goes to the very heart of what literature does.”

ALAN Bennett has made a career out of writing about ordinary people, in fact he seems embroiled in a competition with himself to ‘out-ordinary’ his cast of characters who fade into the wallpaper, noticing the dust and fingerprints on the skirting board as they disappear.

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Reading about two ladies

At my Sunday book club this afternoon we had nearly a full house, nine of us altogether and we were reading two contrasting novellas by the same author. 387 more words


Review: The Uncommon Reader - Alan Bennett

From the author of The History Boys and The Clothes They Stood Up In, a deliciously funny novella that celebrates the pleasure of reading.

When the Queen in pursuit of her wandering corgis stumbles upon a mobile library  she feels duty bound to borrow a book. 282 more words

Literary Fiction

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Enjoyed Recently That Weren't My Typical Genre

This category was a little difficult for me, so it’s only a Top 5. As always, this meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish… 344 more words