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The Bookshop

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The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald
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New jacket re-issue of Penelope Fitzgerald's Booker Prize-shortlisted novel 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.

Author Biography

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.
Release date NZ
January 3rd, 1998
Contributor
Introduction by David Nicholls
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Fourth Estate Ltd
Pages
176
Dimensions
129x198x11
ISBN-13
9780006543541
Product ID
1696266

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