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The Bookshop
by Penelope Fitzgerald

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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.

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Pages: 128 pages

ISBN/EAN: 9780547524771

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publication Date: 15/09/1997

Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)


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