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Thursday, 19 May 2016

The Little Shop of Happily Ever After

Welcome to my little Niche within the library. So grab a coffee and let's review some books. The Little Shop of Happily Ever AfterThe Little Shop of Happily Ever After by Jenny Colgan

Twenty nine year old Nina Redmond thought she had the perfect job. A bibliophile working at the local library, she had a knack of matching people with books. Nina had a massive library collection of her own at home, which, to the horror of her landlady and flatmate, Surrinder, she'd rescued old library books the library ear-marked for selling.
When the Council ordered the library close down, Nina found herself out of a job. With no other marketable skills to fall back on, Nina took her passion of books and to up sticks, leaving behind her flatmate and Birmingham flat and travelled North to pursue her dream.
She bought herself a rickety van, which she named 'The Little Shop of Happily Ever After' with her redundancy money and settled in Scotland, converting the van into her very own Mobile Library.
This is a story of moving on and starting anew.
Along the way, Nina finds that life is not always a fairy-tale, but a series of curve balls along the way towards success leading up towards one's 'almost' Happily-Ever-After.

I indentified with Nina. Like Nina I worked in a library for twenty years and also am a bibliophile with a massive home library.
Praises for Jenny Colgan, the author of this enchanting tale of starting over. She continues to delight her audience with these gems.
Jenny Colgan studied in Edinbrugh and worked for the NHS before writing. She lives between London and France, where her husband works as a Marine Biologist. I am a fan of Jenny's work.

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