Download Immediately Available
Short-listed for the Booker Prize
';A beautiful book, a perfect little gem.' BBC Kaleidoscope
';A marvelously piercing fiction.' Times Literary Supplement
In 1959 Florence Green, a kindhearted widow with a small inheritance, risks everything to open a bookshop the only bookshop in the seaside town of Hardborough. By making a success of a business so impractical, she invites the hostility of the towns less prosperous shopkeepers. By daring to enlarge her neighbors' lives, she crosses Mrs. Gamart, the local arts doyenne. Florence's warehouse leaks, her cellar seeps, and the shop is apparently haunted. Only too late does she begin to suspect the truth: a town that lacks a bookshop isn't always a town that wants one.
This new edition features an introduction by David Nicholls, author of One Day, along with new cover art.
Click here to see our help pages on reading this eBook on your chosen device. Please note that this eBook is incompatible with most Kindle eReaders. This item cannot be refunded once download has started.
Pages: 128 pages
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: 15/09/1997
Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)