Book Review The Bookshop Penelope Fitzgerald
The Bookshop unfolds in a tiny Sussex seaside town, which by 1959 is virtually cut off from the outside English world.
Booker PrizeNominations: 1978
This story was based around a little bookshop owned by Sarah Smith and reading about her and the bookshop was like stepping straight inside a novel.
The bookshop is more than just a job for Sarah it's her whole world, she spends more time there than anywhere else - going to work hours early just so she can sit amongst the books and read.