Bloomsbury Girls

A Novel

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    • $14.99
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Publisher Description

"Delightful." --People, Pick of the Week

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Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2022 by Katie Couric Media, the CBC, the Globe and Mail, BookBub, POPSUGAR, SheReads, Women.com and more!*


Natalie Jenner, the internationally bestselling author of The Jane Austen Society, returns with a compelling and heartwarming story of post-war London, a century-old bookstore, and three women determined to find their way in a fast-changing world in Bloomsbury Girls.


Bloomsbury Books is an old-fashioned new and rare book store that has persisted and resisted change for a hundred years, run by men and guided by the general manager's unbreakable fifty-one rules. But in 1950, the world is changing, especially the world of books and publishing, and at Bloomsbury Books, the girls in the shop have plans:

Vivien Lowry: Single since her aristocratic fiance was killed in action during World War II, the brilliant and stylish Vivien has a long list of grievances--most of them well justified and the biggest of which is Alec McDonough, the Head of Fiction.

Grace Perkins: Married with two sons, she's been working to support the family following her husband's breakdown in the aftermath of the war. Torn between duty to her family and dreams of her own.

Evie Stone: In the first class of female students from Cambridge permitted to earn a degree, Evie was denied an academic position in favor of her less accomplished male rival. Now she's working at Bloomsbury Books while she plans to remake her own future.

As they interact with various literary figures of the time--Daphne Du Maurier, Ellen Doubleday, Sonia Blair (widow of George Orwell), Samuel Beckett, Peggy Guggenheim, and others--these three women with their complex web of relationships, goals and dreams are all working to plot out a future that is richer and more rewarding than anything society will allow.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2022
May 17
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
St. Martin's Publishing Group
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
6.6
MB

Customer Reviews

akbaird ,

Great Book club Pick!

Vivian, Grace, and Evie work together in a male dominated workforce after WWII at Bloomsbury Bookstore in London. When their boss falls ill and has to take time off, will they be able to break his rules and start running the bookstore the way they see fit? Will they be able to break barriers? Will the men they work with be supportive and help them achieve their goals?

I loved how the author at the beginning of the book listed the characters and included a drawing of the book store! Helped to visualize where these ladies worked and how the store was laid out.

I absolutely loved this book from the cover to writing to the story, it just draws you in! Perfect book for those who loves a good Historical Fiction Read! Great for book clubs as well!

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