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The Little Shop of Happy-Ever-After by Jenny Colgan

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Bestselling author Jenny Colgan returns with a hilarious, heartwarming, happy-ever-after - set in the beautiful Scottish countryside, full of loveable village characters, humour, landscapes, and warm relatable drama.

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The Little Shop of Happy-Ever-After by Jenny Colgan

Given a back-room computer job when the beloved Birmingham library she works in turns into a downsized retail complex, Nina misses her old role terribly - dealing with people, greeting her regulars, making sure everyone gets the right books for their needs. Then a new business nobody else wants catches her eye: owning a tiny little bookshop bus up in the Scottish highlands. No computers. Shortages. Out all hours in the freezing cold; driving with a tiny stock of books...not to mention how the little community is going to take to her, particularly when she stalls the bus on a level crossing...


'This sunny read will make you feel drenched in vitamin D until the real thing comes along... There are lots of books about women moving to the country and starting again, but Colgan's fishing village feels real, the characters are funny and the dilemmas genuine.' Cosmopolitan

About the Author

Jenny Colgan

Jenny Colgan is the author of numerous bestselling novels, including Christmas at the Cupcake Café and The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris, which are also published by Sphere. Meet Me at the Cupcake Café won the 2012 Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance and was a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller, as was Welcome to Rosie Hopkins’ Sweetshop of Dreams, which won the RNA Romantic Novel of the Year 2013. Jenny is married with three children and lives in London and France.

Click here to read an interview with Jenny Colgan by Mary Hogarth.

Author photo © Charlie Hopkinson

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9th February 2016


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Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group


384 pages


Romantic Fiction
Relationship Stories
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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