Fans of Penelope Fitzgerald rejoice! The film adaptation of her much loved (and Booker-shortlisted) novel The Bookshop will hit the big screen this June starring Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy and Patricia Clarkson. And, there is this rather lovely film tie-in edition to celebrate.
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.
Watch the trailer below, and read the book before you see it!
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