The Last Bookshop in London by Madeline Martin
“All human wisdom is contained in these two words - Wait and Hope” — Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
Inspired by the true World War II history of the few bookshops to survive the Blitz, The Last Bookshop in London is a timeless story of wartime loss, love and the enduring power of literature.
The book starts out in London in August 1939, on the eve of the war. We meet Grace Bennett and her friend Viv, the two travelling via train on their way to England’s capital. While she’s so filled with nerves, she’s vibrating, Viv’s displaying a different set of emotions as she paints on a fresh coat of lippy and gives a gorgeous vermilion smile.
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