Sunday, March 25, 2007

Great read about reading

Alan Bennett's "The Uncommon Reader" is a charming and at times laugh-out-loud funny novella about the delights of reading, and their discovery - to the detriment of her royal duties - by HM the Queen. The novella is published in full in the March 8, 2007 London Review of Books, but is not (as far as I can tell) available online. Reprints of the story can be ordered cheaply from LRB.