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The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald
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Jan 04, 15

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Read on February 17, 2013

What a fantastic book - even the terrible, TERRIBLE ending!!! Oh, so sad....

Bah, small towns. But boy, Florence made a run at it. Love the wry (perfect word, Elizabeth!) humour throughout, and the letters between Florence and her good-for-nothing lawyer, hah!

So I guess this would be equal parts dry comedy, farce, ghost story and town-and-country vignette, with a dash of satire. Lolita was a nice touch. Nods to Dickens throughout,too.

Lovely. Even tho' the ending was TERRIBLE, did I say? ;-)


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02/17/2013 page 25
16.0% "perfect. quaint, charming, old-fashioned, dry Brit humour. Just what I need to decompose - errn, I mean - decompress, after the last two intense reads."

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