The Bookshop

by Penelope Fitzgerald

Mariner Books | September 15, 1997 | Trade Paperback |

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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. Her warehouse leaks, her cellar seeps, and the shop is apparently...haunted. Only too late does she begin to suspect the truth: that a town that lacks a bookshop isn''t always a town that wants one.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 128 Pages, 5.51 × 7.87 × 0 in

Published: September 15, 1997

Publisher: Mariner Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0395869463

ISBN - 13: 9780395869468

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The Bookshop

The Bookshop

by Penelope Fitzgerald

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 128 Pages, 5.51 × 7.87 × 0 in

Published: September 15, 1997

Publisher: Mariner Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0395869463

ISBN - 13: 9780395869468

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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. Her warehouse leaks, her cellar seeps, and the shop is apparently...haunted. Only too late does she begin to suspect the truth: that a town that lacks a bookshop isn''t always a town that wants one.

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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. Her warehouse leaks, her cellar seeps, and the shop is apparently...haunted. Only too late does she begin to suspect the truth: that a town that lacks a bookshop isn''t always a town that wants one.

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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. Her warehouse leaks, her cellar seeps, and the shop is apparently...haunted. Only too late does she begin to suspect the truth: that a town that lacks a bookshop isn't always a town that wants one

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