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The bookshop

Fitzgerald, Penelope, author.

Boston : Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.

xxiv, 156 pages ; 21 cm.

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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.

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ISBN:

978-0-544-48409-2 (paperback)

ISBN:

978-0-544-48409-2 (paperback)

LC Call No:

PR6056.I86 B66 2015

Dewey Class No:

823/.914 21

Author:

Fitzgerald, Penelope, author.

Title:

The bookshop / Penelope Fitzgerald ; introduction by David Nicholls.

VaryingTitle:

Book shop

Edition:

Second Mariner Books edition.

Physical:

xxiv, 156 pages ; 21 cm.

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Notes:

Originally published: London : Gerald Duckworth and Co., 1978.

Summary:

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.

Subject:

Booksellers and bookselling--England--Fiction.

Subject:

Women in the book industries and trade--England--Fiction.

Subject:

Widows--England--Fiction.

Subject:

Bookstores--Fiction.

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