Since being back in Melbourne, the library will now give me all the books I have been dying to read and not being able to get whilst I am in Colombo. This book was a small one of just 124 pages and I thoroughly enjoyed this light read.
The Queen turns into quite a "commoner", developing a taste for reading (in real life she doesn't read much), the thrills and vagaries of palace politics, the quirky part of British life and a lot of books read in between. It is said that Bennett is fascinated by the monarchy and this seems to come out in this book. It is written in a very nice style which endears you to read a bit more and a bit more and therein lies the success of this story.
The book also makes one reflect as we all should do on how time passes us by and the time we waste doing something which on reflection is not something substantial at all. That we could have done something better with our time and that yes at times its never too late to change. We also can follow our dreams - the Queen here is a doer and this she does - reading, then making little notes as she reads, and eventually writing down her thoughts.
The book was very interesting to read and very charmingly presented. I enjoyed it tremendously.
Melbourne is in a cold, chilly spell. Who said this was spring weather was joking...