From the internationally bestselling author of The Jane Austen Society.
One Bookshop. Fifty One Rules. Three Women Who Break Them All.
The Bloomsbury Girls is a compelling and heart-warming story of post-war London, a century-old bookshop and three women determined to find their way in a fast-changing world. 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.
The brilliant and stylish Vivien Lowry, still grieving her fiance who was killed in action, has a long list of grievances, the biggest of which is Alec McDonough, the head of fiction.
Loyal Grace Perkins is torn between duty and dreams of her own while struggling to support her family following her husband's breakdown.
Fiercely bright Evie Stone was one of the first female Cambridge students to earn a degree, but was denied an academic position in favour of a less accomplished male rival. Now she plans to remake her own future.
As these Bloomsbury Girls interact with literary figures of the time, among them Daphne du Maurier, Samuel Beckett and Peggy Guggenheim; Vivien, Grace and Evie plot out a richer and more rewarding future.