Not every town without a bookshop necessarily wants one, as Florence soon discovers in this wise and funny gem from Penelope Fitzgerald.
In a small East Anglian coastal town, outsider Florence Green decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop. 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 - on occasion supernatural - forces.
About the AuthorPenelope Fitzgerald was born in Lincoln, England. She was the author of nine novels, three of which were shortlisted for the Booker Prize.
Eve Karpf brings Penelope Fitzgerald’s The Bookshop to life in the audiobook.