Author: Penelope Fitzgerald

Category: Humor

Regular price: $9.99

Deal price: $2.99

Deal starts: October 30, 2020

Deal ends: October 30, 2020

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.