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Alan Bennett reads from ‘The Uncommon Reader’Alan Bennett
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Alan Bennett reads from ‘The Uncommon Reader’

Alan Bennett reads from his short story, ‘The Uncommon Reader’, first published in the LRB in 2007, in which HM the Queen drifts accidentally into reading – and reading subversively at that – when her corgis stray into a mobile library parked at Buckingham Palace.

The reading was part of the LRB's 40th anniversary event at Conway Hall, London, on 7 October 2019. You can watch the full event here.

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