The Bookshop (Paperback)

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By Penelope Fitzgerald, David Nicholls (Introduction by)
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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 town's 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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780544484092
ISBN-10: 0544484096
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: June 9th, 2015
Pages: 192
Language: English