About this book
Paperback edition of Bennett's novel about the Queen discovering the joys of reading. Her reading is subversive and changes her world view and her relationship with people like the prime minister, and the consequence is surprising, shocking and very funny. Over 200,000 copies were sold in hardback, and it's still on the bestseller lists. 'An exquisitely produced jewel of a book.' "The Times"
Features none other than HM the Queen who drifts accidentally into reading when her corgis stray into a mobile library parked at Buckingham Palace. Her reading naturally changes her world view and her relationship with people like the oleaginous prime minister and his repellent advisers. The consequence is surprising, mildly shocking and funny.