this book, I know the reason is really because Her Maj has her paperback stood up in front of her place.
For such a short book, the Uncommon Reader is so funny. It has made me look at her in a new light and always makes us (DH and me) wonder whether she really does ask people what they're reading. It's a short book, but very quietly subversive in the way that only Alan Bennett can be. Oh, and he must read the audiobook. You can hear his voice as you read. Brilliant.