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The Uncommon Reader - Review

A while back I saw an article on Bustle titled “15 Books You’ll Get So Lost In, You’ll Go Hours Without Eating, Sleeping, or Interacting With Another Human” and one of the books on this list was  444 more words

Reviews

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

Books

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