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A funny thing happened on the way back from the shops...

I have been wanting to read Alan Bennett's The Uncommon Reader for a few years, and I had forgotten it until I saw it in a pile sitting on someone's garden wall. There were maybe twenty others including two Twilight books, a Stieg Larsson and a Nicholas Sparks. They had been set out for anyone passing to take. I carried off Mark Haddon's A Spot of Bother, Nick Hornby's Slam, Nora Ephron's Heartburn, Margaret Atwood's Wilderness Tips, and Ali Smith's The Accidental, aside from this book.

I've been a little down because of failed job apps lately, but this is a great reminder of why I love London and decided to move here. I know 'free books that don't suck' is a petty reason and might have better served an Oxfam or the Mind store down the way, but I got them and they do mean a lot to me now. So I will be reading these and posting reviews.

Starring The Queen! This book was a romp from beginning to end, not laugh-out-loud funny but with incredible appeal and great for cheering me up. Short is sweet in this case; it went on exactly as long as I thought it should and the end reminded me of a Roald Dahl story, abrupt but perfectly satisfying. I did not expect to experience this much fellow-feeling from a book starring The Queen, which I suppose was the point. In short, I really liked it :D

I think I'd like to read the Nora Ephron book next.

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