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Bloomsbury girls : a novel / Natalie Jenner.

Jenner, Natalie, (author.).

Summary

Summary:

"Bloomsbury Books is an old-fashioned new and rare bookstore 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. She's 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."-- Provided by publisher.

Item details

  • ISBN: 1638084017
  • ISBN: 9781638084013
  • Physical Description: 486 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Center Point Large Print edition.
  • Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2022.

Contents / Notes

General Note:
Regular print version previously published by St. Martin's Publishing Group.
Subject: Women booksellers > Fiction.
Female friendship > Fiction.
Sexism > Fiction.
Bookstores > Fiction.
Large type books.
London (England) > History > 20th century.
Great Britain > History > George VI, 1936-1952 > Fiction.
Bookstores.
Female friendship.
Large type books.
Sexism.
Women booksellers.
England > London.
Great Britain.
Genre: Fiction.
Historical fiction.
History.
Historical fiction.

Currently available copies

  • 2 / 5 copies available at PINES

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Desoto Trail Regional Library:
      Camilla-DeSoto Trail Regional Library
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Lake Blackshear Regional Library System:
      Lake Blackshear Regional Library
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Oconee Regional Library System:
      Laurens County Library
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      Roddenbery Memorial Library
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      Decatur County Public Library
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