The Bookshop [Film Tie-In Edition]

by Penelope Fitzgerald

On Sale: 18/05/2018



About the Book

Shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

In a small East Anglian town, Florence Green decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop.

Hardborough becomes a battleground. 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. Her fate will strike a chord with anyone who knows that life has treated them with less than justice.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780008263027
  • ISBN 10: 0008263027
  • Imprint: 4th Estate - GB
  • On Sale: 18/05/2018
  • Pages: 176
  • List Price: 22.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)


Penelope Fitzgerald was one of the most elegant and distinctive voices in British fiction. Three of her novels, The Bookshop, The Beginning of Spring and The Gate of Angels have been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. She won the Prize in 1979 for Offshore. Her last novel, The Blue Flower, was the most admired novel of 1995, chosen no fewer than nineteen times in the press as the 'Book of the Year'. It won America's National Book Critics' Circle Award. She died in April 2000, at the age of eighty-three.

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