By Penelope Fitzgerald
Published by Duckworth
The Bookshop is set in a small East Anglian coastal town, where 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 even supernatural forces too.