Tuesday, June 19, 2012

the uncommonly good book

While chasing her Corgis, the Queen of England happens upon a Bookmobile parked on the street behind Windsor Castle. She's too proper to leave without borrowing something, a happenstance gesture that transforms her into an insatiable reader and turns her staid life on its ear. I just discovered The Uncommon Reader, a wonderfully unique novella by British playwright Alan Bennett that is both a political satire and a love letter to the written word. This one goes on my shelf of favorites. A book about books. Which, in my book, is the very best kind.

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