The Tailor of Gloucester by Beatrix Potter

The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett

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Had the dogs not taken exception to the strange van parked in the royal grounds, the Queen might never have learnt of the Westminster travelling library's weekly visits to the palace. But finding herself at it steps, she goes up to apologise for all the yapping and ends up taking out a novel by Ivy Compton-Burnett, last borrowed in 1989. Duff read though it proves to be, upbringing demands she finish it and, so as not to appear rude, she withdraws another. This second, more fortunate choice of book awakens in Her Majesty a passion for reading so great that her public duties begin to suffer. And so, as she devours work from everyone from Hardy to Brookner to Proust to Samuel Beckett, her equerries conspire to bring the Queen's literary odyssey to an close. This 2007 Profile Books Hardback is in Fair condition.

ISBN: 9781846680496 SKU: 1225609 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.