The Bookshop

The Bookshop
  • 2017
  • 1h 53min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Isabel Coixet
  • Cast: Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Patricia Clarkson
  • UK release: 29 June 2018

Florence (Mortimer) is a war widow who causes a stir in a 1950s Suffolk seaside town when she opens a bookshop. Like modern-day Brief Encounter, this adaptation of Penelope Fitzgerald’s novel is all unspoken sentiment which never descends into mawkishness. Restrained but quietly subversive.

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The Bookshop

25 Jun 20184 stars

Restrained and tender adaptation of the acclaimed novel, starring Emily Mortimer and Bill Nighy

Penelope Fitzgerald's Booker-shortlisted novel The Bookshop gets a loyal adaptation from Spanish writer-director Isabel Coixet. It's a film that celebrates love and literature; underneath what feels like just another quaint English period tale beats a…

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