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Bookshop on the Shore LP Paperback – Large Print, 18 February 2020
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|Paperback, Large Print, 18 February 2020||
- Paperback : 624 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0062912372
- ISBN-13 : 978-0062912374
- Product Dimensions : 15.24 x 3.57 x 22.86 cm
- Publisher : HarperLuxe; Large type / Large print Edition (18 February 2020)
- Language: : English
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From the Back Cover
A witty and warm-hearted novel by New York Times bestselling author Jenny Colgan
Desperate to escape from London, single mother Zoe wants to build a new life for herself and her son Hari. She can barely afford the studio apartment, and if she doesn't find a way out soon, Zoe knows it's just a matter of time before she has a complete meltdown. On a whim, she answers an ad for a nanny job in the Scottish Highlands.
The job description asks for someone capable of caring for two "gifted children"; the reality is more like "feral wolverines." The children's widowed father is a wreck, and the kids left to their own devices. Still, the picturesque location is everything London is not--and Zoe rises to the challenges of the job.
With the help of Nina, the friendly local bookseller, Zoe begins to put down roots in the community. Are books, fresh air, and kindness enough to heal this broken family--and her own?
About the Author
Jenny Colgan is the New York Times-bestselling author of numerous novels, including The Bookshop on the Corner, Little Beach Street Bakery, and Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery, all international bestsellers. Jenny is married with three children and lives in London and Scotland.
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If you can cope with well-drawn central characters and only cartoonish ciphers for everyone else, and the glaring inconsistencies in the text, you'll likely enjoy it overall, as I did - but boy are those grievances annoying!
Set in Scotland, in a remote village near Loch Ness, this is a wonderfully descriptive tale. Zoe is desperate to give her son, Hari a proper life and she is doing this by uprooting her life in a London bedsit to go up to Scotland to hep run a mobile book shop and look after three, very wild children.
I loved Zoe from the beginning, I wanted to wrap her up an tell her everything would be fine. I wanted Hari to find his voice and the three other children to find happiness. This story just had the effect of making me want to be part of it.
This story made me laugh at times, nearly cry at others and I didn't want it to end. Pick this book up asap, you won't regret it!