Bookclub bravery

Tonight I joined a newly founded bookclub, a flyer for which I saw in the local library. I’ve been a member of another bookclub for over a year now and it’s been so much fun that it was impossible to resist the temptation to join another more local one. Before I joined a bookclub, much … More Bookclub bravery

Recent Reading: The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald

First published in 1978, Penelope Fitzgerald’s The Bookshop was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, an award which Fitzgerald would later win for her novel Offshore. The novel recounts the efforts of middle-aged widow Florence Green, ‘in appearance small, wispy and wiry, somewhat insignificant from the front view, and totally so from the back’, to open a bookshop in … More Recent Reading: The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald