The Uncommon Reader

The Uncommon Reader is none other than HM the Queen who drifts accidentally into reading when her corgis stray into a mobile library parked at Buckingham Palace.

Author: Alan Bennett

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571246788

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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The Uncommon Reader is none other than HM the Queen who drifts accidentally into reading when her corgis stray into a mobile library parked at Buckingham Palace. She reads widely ( JR Ackerley, Jean Genet, Ivy Compton Burnett and the classics) and intelligently. Her reading naturally changes her world view and her relationship with people like the oleaginous prime minister and his repellent advisers. She comes to question the prescribed order of the world and loses patience with much that she has to do. In short, her reading is subversive. The consequence is, of course, surprising, mildly shocking and very funny.

Study Guide

This 32-page guide for "The Uncommon Reader" by Alan Bennett includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis.

Author: Supersummary

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ISBN: 9781698009452

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Page: 34

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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 32-page guide for "The Uncommon Reader" by Alan Bennett includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like The Duty of the Monarch and The Power of the Written Word.

The Uncommon Reader

Author: George Steiner

Publisher: Bennington College Bookstore

ISBN: 9780961494025

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Page: 22

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Aphorisms for the Uncommon Reader

It is the perfect gift for that Uncommon Person. The book provides an informative introduction to aphorisms and aphorists, followed by 400 original aphorisms presented in no particular order. For example:Adulthood: n.

Author: William Gardner

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780976187530

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Aphorisms for the Uncommon Reader provides witty and thought-provoking escape from the mindlessness of daily life. It is the perfect gift for that Uncommon Person. The book provides an informative introduction to aphorisms and aphorists, followed by 400 original aphorisms presented in no particular order. For example:Adulthood: n. The developmental stage in which we abandon our selves to become our lives.Capitalism: n. An ingenious system for creating work for workers, wealth for the wealthy, and poverty for the poor.You can learn what you have to say only by listening when you speak.Perceptions: n. pl. Images from our past distorted to accommodate the objects currently before us.Happiness isn't something that happens to us. It's something we do.

The Uncommon Reader

In The Uncommon Reader Helen Smith brings to life Garnett’s fascinating, often stormy, relationships with those writers – from Joseph Conrad to John Galsworthy, D.H. Lawrence to T.E. Lawrence, Henry Green to Edward Thomas.

Author: Helen Smith

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 147354744X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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THE SUNDAY TIMES LITERATURE BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 Over a career spanning nearly fifty years Edward Garnett – editor, critic and publisher’s reader – would become one of the most influential men in twentieth-century British literature. Famed for his incisive criticism and unwavering conviction in matters of taste, Garnett was responsible for spotting and nurturing the talents of a constellation of our greatest writers. In The Uncommon Reader Helen Smith brings to life Garnett’s fascinating, often stormy, relationships with those writers – from Joseph Conrad to John Galsworthy, D.H. Lawrence to T.E. Lawrence, Henry Green to Edward Thomas. All turned to Garnett for advice and guidance at critical moments in their careers, and their letters and diaries offer an insight into their creative processes, their hopes and fears. Addressing questions of culture, fame and success, this absorbing portrait of a man who shaped the literary landscape as we know it asks us to consider genius – what it is, where it comes from and to whom it belongs.

Cornelsen Senior English Library Literatur Ab 10 Schuljahr The Uncommon Reader

Informationen zur Titelgruppe: Die Queen betritt zufallig einen Bucherbus, der vor dem Buckingham Palace steht.

Author: Alan Bennett

Publisher:

ISBN: 9783060334704

Category:

Page: 128

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The Autobiography of The Queen

The story of the sovereign's new life in St Lucia is a funny and touching account of the friendship, sometimes contentious and on occasion baffling, between Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and a young St Lucian, Austin Ford.

Author: Emma Tennant

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1448209889

Category: Fiction

Page: 210

View: 887

The Queen goes AWOL. No one can find her: where is she going and why ? In Emma Tennant's hilarious 'autobiography' of Queen Elizabeth, the monarch moves to the Caribbean island of St Lucia, where, after more than half a century on the throne, she can recall the years of her reign in peace and tranquillity. But the house is no more than a hole in the ground, her servants are gone and no one knows that 'Mrs Gloria Smith' is the Queen of England. The Queen quickly realizes she has a lot to learn about living life as a commoner. The story of the sovereign's new life in St Lucia is a funny and touching account of the friendship, sometimes contentious and on occasion baffling, between Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and a young St Lucian, Austin Ford. How the Queen reacts to her new life- and how she changes as a result- make The Autobiography of the Queen a hilarious and moving tale, in which her need for her subjects is a marked as their dependence on her staying on the throne. "A quiet, quirky charm" - The Times

People

As with Alan Bennett's previous two plays, The History Boys and The Habit of Art, People will open in the Lyttelton Theatre in a production directed by the National's artistic director Nicholas Hytner. - How're you doing? - Not sure.

Author: Alan Bennett

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571296904

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 96

View: 352

A sale? Why not? Release all your wonderful treasures onto the open market and they are there for everyone to enjoy. It's a kind of emancipation, a setting them free to range the world ... a saleroom here, an exhibition there; art, Lady Stacpoole, is a rover. People spoil things; there are so many of them and the last thing one wants is them traipsing through one's house. But with the park a jungle and a bath on the billiard table, what is one to do? Dorothy wonders if an attic sale could be a solution. People premieres at the National Theatre, London, in October 2012. As with Alan Bennett's previous two plays, The History Boys and The Habit of Art, People will open in the Lyttelton Theatre in a production directed by the National's artistic director Nicholas Hytner. - How're you doing? - Not sure. - Well why don't you get on the mobile to your dick and find out.

Habeas Corpus

' Guardian..Habeas Corpus premiered at the Lyric Theatre, London, in May 1973.

Author: Alan Bennett

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780571316731

Category:

Page: 112

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After two elegiac comedies about the decline of old England, Mr Bennett has now written a gorgeously vulgar but densely plotted farce that is a downright celebration of sex and the human body... a combination of hurtling action with verbal brilliance. Guardian

Forty Years on

Presents a youthful perception of a nation in decline, as seen through the eyes of a home-grown school play.

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ISBN: 9780571316724

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The Lady in the Van

And Bennett, despite inviting her in the first place, was a reluctant landlord. And yet she lived there for fifteen years. This account of those years was first published in 1989 in the London Review of Books.

Author: Alan Bennett

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 184765357X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 61

View: 241

In 1974, the homeless Miss Shepherd moved her broken down van into Alan Bennett's garden. Deeply eccentric and stubborn to her bones, Miss Shepherd was not an easy tenant. And Bennett, despite inviting her in the first place, was a reluctant landlord. And yet she lived there for fifteen years. This account of those years was first published in 1989 in the London Review of Books. The play premiered in 1999, directed by Nicholas Hytner and starring Dame Maggie Smith, who reprise their roles in this new film adaptation. Shot on location at Bennett's house, Alex Jennings plays the author, alongside household names including Frances de la Tour, Jim Broadbent and Dominic Cooper.

The Untold Stories

"The Untold Stories" it's a collection of many untold stories in our day to day life.

Author: KEHSAVI SRIDHAR

Publisher: BooksClub

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

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"The Untold Stories" it's a collection of many untold stories in our day to day life. It's an Anthology that comprises different poems,quotes,short stories and sketches.Our writer's have expressed their untold emotions under different themes in four different languages English,Tamil,Kannada,Hindi. It's a team work of English,Tamil,Kannada,Hindi writers and artists from all over India.This book was compiled by Ms. Keshavi Sridhar and presented by Ms. Danica Rayen. Words are the gateway of some hidden or untold emotions.Some emotions are kept secret but when the time is up it will be expressed soulfully. Here's some expressed emotions. Do read!!!

Lady in the Van

Presents a bittersweet comic diary of the years in which a lethally dotty and very smelly old bat parked her unroadworthy vehicle in author's Camden garden, thereby providing him with a roughly equal amount of journalistic copy and guilty ...

Author: Alan Bennett

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780571316762

Category:

Page: 128

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'We have, in the nick of time, a Play of the Year: Alan Bennett's The Lady in the Van is a wonderfully bittersweet comic diary of the years in which a lethally dotty and very smelly old bat parked her unroadworthy vehicle in Bennett's Camden garden, thereby providing him with a roughly equal amount of journalistic copy and guilty landlordly irritation. Sheridan Morley, Spectator

Keeping On Keeping On

This is an engaging, humane, sharp, funny and unforgettable record of life according to the inimitable Alan Bennett.

Author: Alan Bennett

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1782832556

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 497

View: 887

'I seem to have banged on this year rather more than usual. I make no apology for that, nor am I nervous that it will it make a jot of difference. I shall still be thought to be kindly, cosy and essentially harmless. I am in the pigeon-hole marked 'no threat' and did I stab Judi Dench with a pitchfork I should still be a teddy bear.' Alan Bennett's third collection of prose Keeping On Keeping On follows in the footsteps of the phenomenally successful Writing Home and Untold Stories, each published ten years apart. This latest collection contains Bennett's peerless diaries 2005 to 2015, reflecting on a decade that saw four premieres at the National Theatre (The Habit of Art, People, Hymn and Cocktail Sticks), a West End double-bill transfer, and the films of The History Boys and The Lady in the Van. There's a provocative sermon on private education given before the University at King's College Chapel, Cambridge, and 'Baffled at a Bookcase' offers a passionate defence of the public library. The book includes Denmark Hill, a darkly comic radio play set in suburban south London, as well as Bennett's reflections on a quarter of a century's collaboration with Nicholas Hytner. This is an engaging, humane, sharp, funny and unforgettable record of life according to the inimitable Alan Bennett.

Two Besides

The book contains a substantial preface by Nicholas Hytner and an introduction to each, by Alan Bennett.

Author: Alan Bennett

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571365876

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 96

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** Ebook available for pre-order now -- released 8 July 2020 ** Two brand-new monologues in the Talking Heads series, as seen on BBC1 and iPlayer 'Given the opportunity to revisit the characters from Talking Heads I've added a couple more, both of them ordinary women whom life takes by surprise. They just about end up on top and go on, but without quite knowing how. Still, they're in good company, and at least they've made it into print.' Alan Bennett's twelve Talking Heads are acknowledged masterworks by one of our most highly acclaimed writers. Some thirty years after the original six, Bennett has written Two Besides, a pair of monologues. Each, in its way, is a devastating portrait of grief. In An Ordinary Woman, a mother suffers the inevitable consequences when she makes life intolerable for herself and her family by falling for her own flesh and blood; while The Shrine tells the story behind a makeshift roadside shrine, introducing us to Lorna, bearing witness in her high-vis jacket, the bereft partner of a dedicated biker with a surprising private life. The two new Talking Heads were recorded for the BBC during the exceptional circumstances of coronavirus lockdown in the spring of 2020, directed by Nicholas Hytner and performed by Sarah Lancashire and Monica Dolan. The book contains a substantial preface by Nicholas Hytner and an introduction to each, by Alan Bennett.

The Uncommon Father

B-131THE UNCOMMON FATHER 31 Remarkable Secrets of Extraordinary Fathers, Scripturally And Historically, Who Have Changed The Course of Nations And Generations.

Author: Mike Murdock

Publisher: Wisdom International Inc

ISBN: 156394135X

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 955

B-131THE UNCOMMON FATHER 31 Remarkable Secrets of Extraordinary Fathers, Scripturally And Historically, Who Have Changed The Course of Nations And Generations. Opens up understanding of the...Role / Responsibility / Rules / Rewards of True Fatherhood. A Must For Every Father.

The Uncommon Woman

Passion Is What You Are Unwilling To Do Without.This book will assist you in learning every possible strategy to become all you want to be. It can be more than a Dream. You can truly become The Uncommon Woman.

Author: Mike Murdock

Publisher: Wisdom International Inc

ISBN: 1563947706

Category: Religion

Page: 112

View: 321

There Is Nothing Ordinary About You.You are EXTRAORDINARY and Designed by God to Become The Uncommon Woman. Your Success will depend on the level of your Passion for ... Passion Is Power! Your Passion must become an Obsession... taking you to the Highest place for God to bring ultimate victories and accomplishments in and through your life.An Obsession is when something consumes your thoughts and time. Passion Is What You Are Unwilling To Do Without.This book will assist you in learning every possible strategy to become all you want to be. It can be more than a Dream. You can truly become The Uncommon Woman. You Will Only Be Remembered In Life For Your Obsession And Passion.Subjects you will learn about are listed below: How To Exit A Relationship Graciously.The Power of Having A Daily Success Routine.The importance of Permitting Yesterdays To Die.How To Create An Environment of Order And Motivation.The Value of Protecting Worthy Relationships.The Powerful Influence of Personal Integrity.To Become Willing To Go Where You Have Never Been Before.Encountering Different Types of People.Staying In The Center of Your Expertise.Recognizing Your Strength Comes From The Holy Spirit.And Much, Much More..!

The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds

As a mother, wife, employer and editor of the Review of Applied Ethics, Isabel Dalhousie is aware that to be human is to be responsible.

Author: Alexander McCall Smith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405517638

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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As a mother, wife, employer and editor of the Review of Applied Ethics, Isabel Dalhousie is aware that to be human is to be responsible. So when a neighbour brings her a new and potentially dangerous puzzle to solve, once again Isabel feels she has no option but to shoulder the burden. A masterpiece painting has been stolen from Duncan Munrowe, old-fashioned philanthropist, father to two discontented children, and a very wealthy man. As Isabel enters into negotiations with the shadowy figures who are in search of a ransom, a case where heroes and villains should be clearly defined turns murky: the list of those who desire the painting - or the money - lengthens, and hasty judgement must be avoided at all cost. Morals, it turns out, are like Scottish clouds: complex, changeable and tricky to get a firm grip on; they require a sharp observational eye, a philosophical mindset, and the habit of kindness. Fortunately for those around her, Isabel Dalhousie is in possession of all three.

The Uncommon Man

This is a new release of the original 1959 edition.

Author: Crawford H. Greenewalt

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781258959487

Category:

Page: 156

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This is a new release of the original 1959 edition.

Smut

Still, this is Alan Bennett, so what is happening in the bedroom (and in lots of other places too) is altogether more startling, perhaps shocking, and ultimately more true to people's predilections.

Author: Alan Bennett

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847657656

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

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The Shielding of Mrs Forbes Graham Forbes is a disappointment to his mother, who thinks that if he must have a wife, he should have done better. Though her own husband isn't all that satisfactory either. Still, this is Alan Bennett, so what is happening in the bedroom (and in lots of other places too) is altogether more startling, perhaps shocking, and ultimately more true to people's predilections. The Greening of Mrs Donaldson Mrs Donaldson is a conventional middle-class woman beached on the shores of widowhood after a marriage that had been much like many others: happy to begin with, then satisfactory and finally dull. But when she decides to take in two lodgers, her mundane life becomes much more stimulating...