The Foyles Bookshop Girls
London, 1914: one ordinary day, three girls arrive for work at London's renowned Foyles bookshop. But when war with Germany is declared their lives will never be the same again...
Alice has always been the 'sensible'...more
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It's historical and it's set in a bookshop and really, what's not to love?
Although Alice is most definitely the main character, I loved all three central characters. I particularly empathised with Victoria the most, I felt her frustration and desperation and honestly felt so sorry for her at times that I could cry. Despite Lily not being a main character, I loved her conviction and how headstrong she was.
I loved how ...more
I don't know why it has the title it has because the bookshop is almost an after thought in the story. The book begins very shortly before the out break of the first world war.
Alice is the main character in the novel and works in the bookshop with two close friends Molly and Victoria. I'm expecting the next two books to be about them. She lives at home with her parents, a sister Lily and two brothers Robert ...more
This story drew you in so that you felt part of the family and gave you the need to know what happened next with so much at stake for all of the families involved as their boys go off to war.
A brilliant historical fiction read based around the hardworking girls at Foyles Bookshop, this offers a heart wrench ...more
This tale pulled me in from the beginning with the simplistic start introducing all the characters and it kept good pace as we followed them all. A brilliant start to a ...more
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Alice is the sensible one in her family and has been going out Freddie who is a Police man for a while when, Freddie asks Alice to marry him before he goes off to war. She a ...more
The girls of the title are Alice, Molly and Victoria, although this is very much Alice's story (I understand book 2 of the trilogy concentrates more on Molly). She's a privileged young woman, living with her parents and siblings when the story begins. Despite those privileges, she's one of the ki ...more
Alice Taylor has always been the sensible one out of her entire family. Alice lets the characters in her favourite stories have all the adventures as she is far too busy solving e ...more
For me personally it would have to be that this novel focuses on The Great War as opposed to most of my saga reading is ww2 fiction. The novel opens in London 1914 and I really think the author did an outstanding job of finding a niche in the saga genre. The genre is heavily dominated by ww2 fiction and I think The Foyles Bookshop Girls offers a welcome break and exploration of the ww1 era.
The Foyle ...more
This is a lovely wartime saga set at the outbreak of the First World War where the world was a different place and the excitement and buzz from fighting was nothing like the true horrors of the men that returned.
The characters of the book are of course all those who work in Foyles, in particular Alice, Victoria and Molly. I of cou ...more
Alice and her two friends, Molly and Victoria, all work in Foyles Bookshop. With strong rumours of war, they all wonder what the future holds. The girls are firm friends, but each have very different home lives. Alice is a sensible daughter with three siblings - two brothers and a suffragist sister who is forever in trouble with their father for not being as well-b ...more
Alice lives in Bloomsbury Square with her middle-class mother, father and three siblings. Life under her father’s roof is strict but Alice copes by escaping to the work in the bookshop three days a week. Molly lives ...more
I was immediately interested in this book for its focus on young women working in a London bookshop during WWI, as we all know that I can't resist any book about books! While I'm accustomed to seeing many stories pertain to WWII, in a way, it was refreshing to see another momentous time period reflected in fiction that doesn't seem to be discussed as frequently.
Roberts' writing is vivid and truly captures the ...more
I really liked all three of the main characters and the setting around the bookshop was perfect. I enjoyed the ups and downs of the story. An excellent cast of supporting characters. Well written, I enjoyed the authors writing style.
I can't wait for the next instalment and to find out what will happen next. Highly rec ...more
This story focuses on Alice and her two friends,, Molly and Victoria.. All three ladies work in Foyles Bookshop in London. All three are very different and come from different backgrounds. All three ladies ...more
Books about bookshops are a hit i ...more
WW1 romance books are a favourite of mine, not least when I'm in exam season and fluff is required. The Foyles Bookshop Girls combines this with another favourite - books, and bookshops adds in a sprinkle of amazing female friendship, and... tah dah.
If you're looking for something to make you cry over your tea and warm your heart on a wintery morning, then this is a book you'll want to reach for.
Alice li ...more