Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Ten of the best fictional booksellers

Bartholomew Bennett is the author of the debut horror novella, The Pale Ones. One of his top ten fictional booksellers, as shared at the Guardian:
The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald

In contrast to Corso [from The Dumas Club by Arturo Pérez-Reverte], Florence Green, the proprietor of Penelope Fitzgerald’s eponymous concern, leads a quiet, modest life. But will her stoicism and resilience prove sufficient to overcome the obstacles ranged against her, from the salt dampness of her premises to the antagonistic attentions of the local grandee and the presence of the “rapper” haunting her premises
Read about another entry on the list.

The Bookshop is among Alison Moore's ten top seaside novels.

--Marshal Zeringue