The Last Bookshop in London
Books | Fiction / Historical / 20th Century / World War II
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“An irresistible tale which showcases the transformative power of literacy, reminding us of the hope and sanctuary our neighborhood bookstores offer during the perilous trials of war and unrest.”—KIM MICHELE RICHARDSON, author of The Book Woman of Troublesome CreekAugust 1939: London prepares for war as Hitler’s forces sweep across Europe. Grace Bennett has always dreamed of moving to the city, but the bunkers and drawn curtains that she finds on her arrival are not what she expected. And she certainly never imagined she’d wind up working at Primrose Hill, a dusty old bookshop nestled in the heart of London.Through blackouts and air raids as the Blitz intensifies, Grace discovers the power of storytelling to unite her community in ways she never dreamed—a force that triumphs over even the darkest nights of the war.“A gorgeously written story of love, friendship, and survival set against the backdrop of WWII-era London.”—JILLIAN CANTOR, author of In Another Time and Half Life“A love letter to the power of books to unite us, to hold the world together when it’s falling apart around our ears. This fresh take on what London endured during WWII should catapult Madeline Martin to the top tier of historical fiction novelists.”—KAREN ROBARDS, author of The Black Swan of ParisDon't miss Madeline Martin's newest historical novel, The Keeper of Hidden Books!Also by Madeline Martin: The Librarian Spy The Keeper of Hidden Books
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"Bookshop and WW II - great combination. "
"❤️loved this historical fiction read!! Learned a lot about from the perspective of the U.Ks during the war. This book is really a love letter to all readers out there!! Because it brings up other memorable book titles but also because the setting of the bookshop really helps and brings people together during a time of war. Loved this book!"