The Bookshop (Revised)

Penelope Fitzgerald (Author) David Nicholls (Introduction by)
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Description

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING EMILY MORTIMER, BILL NIGHY, AND PATRICIA CLARKSON

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.

Product Details

Price
$15.99  $14.71
Publisher
Mariner Books
Publish Date
June 09, 2015
Pages
192
Dimensions
5.2 X 0.6 X 7.9 inches | 0.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
ISBN/EAN
9780544484092
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About the Author

PENELOPE FITZGERALD (1916-2000) was one of the most elegant and distinctive voices in British fiction. She won the National Book Critics Circle Award in fiction for The Blue Flower, the Booker Prize for Offshore, and three of her novels -- The Bookshop, The Gate of Angels, and The Beginning of Spring -- were short-listed for the Booker Prize.

Reviews

"Belongs in the first flight of English novelists writing today." -- Boston Globe

"A marvelously piercing fiction." -- Times Literary Supplement