The Bookshop

Penelope Fitzgerald

  • Taal: Engels
  • Bindwijze: E-book
  • Categorie: Literatuur & Romans
  • Uitgever: Fourth Estate
  • ISBN: 9780007373833


From the Booker Prize-winning author of "Offshore', "The Blue Flower' and "Innocence' comes this Booker Prize-shortlisted story of books and busybodies in East Anglia. This, Penelope Fitzgerald's second novel, was her first to be shortlisted for the Booker Prize. It is set in a small East Anglian coastal town, where Florence Green decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop. "She had a kind heart, but that is not much use when it comes to the matter of self-preservation.' Hardborough becomes a battleground, as small towns so easily do. Florence has tried to change the way things have always been done, and as a result, she has to take on not only the people who have made themselves important, but natural and even supernatural forces too. This is a story for anyone who knows that life has treated them with less than justice.