Saturday, February 28, 2009
While browsing the books in a local benefit shop, I came across the small book, The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett. I almost put it back, but then I thought: "For a dollar, who cares? I'll try it!" And what an inspired thought that was. This is a treasure, a once in a year find, a delight and a privilege to read. Truly comic, yet touching, it concerns the Queen of England, and a fanciful tale of what her fall into the pit of reading might entail. Buy it, borrow it, read it and enjoy. I drew out the last few pages over several days because I didn't want it to end.