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3.0 out of 5 stars the uncommon reader, a small jewell in the crown, 23 Mar 2009
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I highly enjoyed the Uncommon Reader (an enticing title, full of old memories) where Her Majesty the Queen becomes a reading addict, a situation full of most comic consequences. But this delightful novel goes deeper than a mere entertainment: it also tells of the decay of reading, which can be seen in all social classes. It is also charmingly ambiguous (as was the film the Queen) for even if we know what fiction means, we cannot help confusing the queen in the novel and the real one, asking ourselves questions about the latter. We can also draw a personnal benefit from this brilliant novel: for my part,I completed a list of the books the queen devoures and I have just started reading Rose Tremain's novels thanks to the Uncommon Reader; with apologies for my clumsy english, not my home language.
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Initial post: 28 Dec 2009 12:52:21 GMT
hiljean says:
"Brilliant novel" you say. So why only three stars? It seems to have pleased you immensely and has extended your reading, so I am puzzled by the average star-rating you have given it, even if English is not your first language!

Posted on 3 Jun 2012 21:21:41 BDT
Mais je trouve votre Anglais presque parfait et sans faute, et votre opinion m'a aide l'acheter comme audio edition pour mon pere for son anniversaire 92eme, puisqu'il est presque aveugle et aime M. Bennet !

Posted on 3 Jun 2012 21:22:30 BDT
Mais je trouve votre Anglais presque parfait et sans faute, et votre opinion m'a aide l'acheter comme audio edition pour mon pere for son anniversaire 92eme, puisqu'il est presque aveugle et aime M. Bennet !
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