A most lovely book in its own right, but especially if you like books about book shops. If you do like books about book shops then this ones a good ‘un, it’s like a mix between ‘The Little Paris Bookshop’ and ‘The Keeper of Lost Things’.
But as well as being a lovely book in its own right, it really spoke to those of us who have been through the ‘Care of the Local Authority’ system (or at least it did to this one of those ‘us’).
And then there’s the added bonus that was all the Whitby stuff. I used to go there a fair bit in my teenage years and if, like me, you remember Whitby from your childhood, then that’s another reason to read this book.
Did i mention the mystery thing? Yeah, there’s the usual mystery going on for you mystery readers — will it be solved or won’t it, what’s it all about, etc., etc..
Oh, and before i forget, there’s even a love story thing as well? Yeah, one of those, but, don’t worry, it won’t distract you from the best bits.
So it’s pretty much got a bit of everything going on in it, and it’s got it going on really well, so it’s definitely a keeper. One day i plan to get around to reading it again.