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adele geras

A friend of mine is sending it to me to read! Can't think how I've somehow not got to it....LOVE Alan B.

Cornflower

It's wonderful, Adele! I read it ages ago but just thought of it now after watching HM all day. I wonder if she gets to curl up with a book now that the festivities are over for the moment.

pamela

One of my favourites! I sipped it over several days. Did not want it to end.

Cornflower

I was helpless with laughter!

Jo

Only discovered this book last year - and it is a gem! A diamond one perhaps, and so amusing to think of the Queen travelling in the state coach with books secreted behind cushions etc.

Cornflower

Perfect Jubilee reading, I think!

Claire

He can't put a foot wrong for me. Love him!

Cornflower

He is marvellous.

m

I loved this, what a brilliant Jubilee read. The poor Queen, I'm sure she'd sooner have been tucked up reading anything, even Ivy C-B than shivering in the cold at that awful concert.

Chris Harding

It is one of the most brilliant books ever, and if the Queen isn't like she is in this books in real life, then she should be! It is so funny, in that quiet, understated way Bennett has, and so well written, and so passionate about books. If more people read it because of the Jubilee, maybe I'll admit the jubilee was a Good Thing after all!

michelle

This is indeed a delightful little gem! I listened to the audiobook with Alan Bennett reading it, and it was fun! Love the scene where the Queen waves to the public in her coach while secretly reading on her lap, hahahaa.....

Cornflower

She deserves full marks for endurance.

Cornflower

I'd love to hear Alan Bennett read it - he must be perfect!

Cornflower

I'd love to know what she does read.

Mystica

I just loved the writing style!

Cornflower

AB is a master of the art.

Mary

I like to think that under the tartan rug on her lap during the procession, a book was waiting underneath.

m

Years ago, one of the big bookshops - can't remember which one - used to send a bundle of books for her holidays on Britannia and the list was always published in the papers. Of course, whether she read them was another matter!

Deirdre

What a wonderful book! I so enjoyed it when I read it some time ago!

Cornflower

I wonder whether the books I saw on board were among the ones you mention. If so, they've been well read.

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