The Uncommon Reader

Alan Bennett reads from his book about a monarch for whom literature is an all-consuming interest.

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20070910

Alan Bennett reads from his book about a monarch for whom literature is an all-consuming interest.

1/5. One morning, the Queen discovers a travelling library parked next to the Buckingham Palace kitchens.

20070911

Alan Bennett reads from his book about a monarch for whom literature is an all-consuming interest.

2/5. Having borrowed books from the travelling library, the Queen encounters some memorable plots and characters.

20070912

Alan Bennett reads from his book about a monarch for whom literature is an all-consuming interest.

3/5. Not content with reading the books, the Queen now wishes to meet the writers.

20070913

Alan Bennett reads from his book about a monarch for whom literature is an all-consuming interest.

4/5. The Queen's devotion to books causes problems for everyone from her courtiers to her Prime Minister.

20070914

Alan Bennett reads from his book about a monarch for whom literature is an all-consuming interest.

5/5. Much to the consternation of her Prime Minister, the Queen makes a life-changing decision.

AR0120070910

One morning, the Queen discovers a travelling library parked next to the Buckingham Palace kitchens.

AR0120070910

One morning, the Queen discovers a travelling library parked next to the Buckingham Palace kitchens.

AR0220070911

Having borrowed books from the travelling library, the Queen encounters some memorable plots and characters.

AR0220070911

Having borrowed books from the travelling library, the Queen encounters some memorable plots and characters.

AR0320070912

Not content with reading the books, the Queen now wishes to meet the writers.

AR0320070912

Not content with reading the books, the Queen now wishes to meet the writers.

AR0420070913

The Queen's devotion to books causes problems for everyone from her courtiers to her Prime Minister.

AR0420070913

The Queen's devotion to books causes problems for everyone from her courtiers to her Prime Minister.

AR05 LAST20070914

Much to the consternation of her Prime Minister, the Queen makes a life-changing decision.

AR05 LAST20070914

Much to the consternation of her Prime Minister, the Queen makes a life-changing decision.