Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Bookmobile Rocks the British Empire
The Uncommon Reader: a Novella
by Alan Bennett
reviewed by Becky
What happens when Queen Elizabeth II follows her errant corgis onto a bookmobile parked near the palace kitchen? Why, one feels compelled by protocol to check out a book, of course. One book leads to another, and soon Her Majesty has enlisted Norman, the kitchen boy, as her reader’s advisor. So begins a tale of royal awakening with surprising outcomes. Told with wit and a taste of queen-speak this novella will delight bookmobilers and all readers who have found their lives enriched by books.
This book is now available at the Bookmobile.