The Bookshop

Author(s): Penelope Fitzgerald; David Nicholls (Introduction by)

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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.


Product Information

Penelope Fitzgerald was the author of nine novels, three of which - The Bookshop, The Beginning of Spring and The Gate of Angels - were shortlisted for the Booker Prize. She won the prize in 1979 for Offshore. A superb biographer and critic, she was also the author of lives of the artist Edward Burne-Jones, the poet Charlotte Mew and The Knox Brothers, a study of her remarkable family. She died in April 2000.

General Fields

  • : 9780006543541
  • : HarperCollins Publishers
  • : Fourth Estate Ltd
  • : March 1993
  • : 197mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : January 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 176
  • : 176
  • : 823/.914
  • : 823/.914
  • : English
  • : English
  • : Penelope Fitzgerald; David Nicholls (Introduction by)
  • : Penelope Fitzgerald; David Nicholls (Introduction by)