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
Tags » The Uncommon Reader
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
I was struck immediately by the blurb of this quirky novella by Alan Bennett. The basic premise of this story revolves around Queen Elizabeth II (presumably, since she is never directly mentioned by name in the novel but her context and juxtaposed royal figures proclaim her to be as such) who discovers a mobile library one day while walking her famous brood of Corgis is plunged into the world of reading. 347 more words