Penelope Fitzgerald's wonderful Booker-nominated 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.
PRODUCT DETAILS :
|ISBN : 9780006543541
|BY (AUTHOR) Fitzgerald, Penelope
|PUBLISHER : HarperCollins Publishers
|PUBLICATION DATE : June 17, 1996
|COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom
|IMPRINT : Flamingo
|LANGUAGE : English
|AGE : General
|PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
WEIGHT : 130 g
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