The Bookshop

by Penelope Fitzgerald, David Nicholls

"A marvelously piercing fiction" (Times Literary Supplement), shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Featuring an introduction by David Nicholls.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780544484092
  • ISBN-10: 0544484096
  • Pages: 192
  • Publication Date: 06/09/2015
  • Carton Quantity: 24

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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.


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    “Belongs in the first flight of English novelists writing today.” — Boston Globe 


    “A marvelously piercing fiction.” — Times Literary Supplement