Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett

One Wednesday afternoon the Queen, in pursuit of her dogs, stumble upon the city of Westminster's mobile library.  Deciding she should check out a book, but unsure which, she alights on a book by someone she knows and takes it home.  Guided by Norman, a kitchen boy she promotes (and avid reader of gay authors!) the Queen discovers the joy of reading to the detriment of her other duties and the social turmoil of her staff. 

A hysterical satirical novella by the popular British playwright Alan Bennett that touches on politics, literature and the problems that arise from enjoying a good book.