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The Bermondsey Bookshop (Paperback)
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The Bermondsey Bookshop (Paperback)

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Paperback 448 Pages / Published: 03/09/2020
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'Happiness had never been something she'd looked for. A quiet day with no insults or wallops, that was the best she could imagine.'

London, 1920s

Kate Goss lives in a freezing cold garret, bullied by her aunt and cousins. She dreams of being rescued by her handsome father. No one knows where he is, or what he is doing, just that he is sure to come back a rich man.

By the time Kate is seventeen, she has learnt to cope alone. When her aunt throws her out, she finds a job as a cleaner in the Bermondsey Bookshop and Reading Room.

Here she will discover a world she never knew existed. But trouble is never far away and long-held secrets are about to burst into the open, ensnaring her in a web of lies and violence. Will she ever be able to escape?

Praise for The Bermondsey Bookshop:

'Poignant and intensely emotional' BOOKISH JOTTINGS

'A fabulous, fascinating read' VANESSA FELTZ

'I simply couldn't put it down' THE BOOKBAG

'A must-read' OK MAGAZINE

Publisher: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 9781788542654
Number of pages: 448
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


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Kris Anderson, The Avid Reader

“Intriguing historical novel”

The Bermondsey Bookshop by Mary Gibson is an intriguing historical novel. I found it to be well-written that moved along at a thoughtful pace and it has a strong female protagonist. Kate Goss had a loving mother... More

Hardback edition
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“Historical Fiction”

This book is based around a real bookshop that was founded by Ethel Gurtman in 1921. Established to provide a place for the working class to learn to read, y books, learn languages and stage classical plays. Kate... More

Hardback edition
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GeorgiLvsBooks

“Historical Fiction”

I fell in love with the title and the cover of this book and knew I needed this story in my hands as soon as possible!

I loved it.... the story, the characters it was just perfect.

From start to finish I was... More

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