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Penelope Fitzgerald
Penelope Fitzgerald (17 December 1916 – 28 April 2000) was a Booker Prize–winning English novelist, poet, essayist and biographer. In 2008, The Times included her in a list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". In 2012, The Observer named her final novel, The Blue Flower, as one of... show more



Penelope Fitzgerald (17 December 1916 – 28 April 2000) was a Booker Prize–winning English novelist, poet, essayist and biographer. In 2008, The Times included her in a list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". In 2012, The Observer named her final novel, The Blue Flower, as one of "the ten best historical novels". Bio from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Birth date: December 17, 1916
Died: April 28, 2000
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Carmilla Reads
Carmilla Reads rated it 2 years ago
Based on real events this is a romantic tale of an 18 year old poet's obsession with a 12 year old girl who is described as neither physically attractive or unusually intelligent. Like Fritz's short story "The Blue Flower" which neither he nor other readers seem to understand, it is equally difficul...
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The Chocolate Lady's Book Reviews rated it 2 years ago
This lovely little book was recently made into a major motion picture, with a star-studded cast. I enjoyed the film very much, but after seeing it, I had to read the book. My newest review of "The Bookshop" by Penelope Fitzgerald also discusses which was better – the book or the movie – and you can ...
Flicker Reads
Flicker Reads rated it 6 years ago
"In man's struggle against the world, bet on the world.” - Franz Kafka Here's a charming story set in 1959 about a middle-aged English woman who decides to open her town's first book shop. Sleepy and set in its ways, the town and its inhabitants range in their reactions, with Florence picking up one...
so many books, so little time
so many books, so little time rated it 6 years ago
Short and wonderfully written novel about a small group of misfits living on barges along the Thames in London. Fitzgerald manages to be sharp, funny, and compassionate toward her characters and the terrific writing about the big tidal river is informed by her own time spent living on a boat in Lond...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 7 years ago
bookshelves: radio-4x, winter-20132014, wwii, published-1980, fradio, lit-richer, london, britain-england Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners 1. 4 Extra Debut. Wartime in Broadcasting House, and myriad hopes and fears come and go in the course of newsgathering. Read by Penelope Wilton.2. Wartime...
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