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The Hat Shop on the Corner

by Marita Conlon-mckenna

eBooks of the Month Relationship Stories

LoveReading View on The Hat Shop on the Corner

A charming tale of a girl who inherits her mother’s hat shop and decides to make a go of it.  Interspersed with her attempt to save the shop are the cameos of various women who come to the shop for hats, and how the hats influence their lives.  The stories within the story give the tale extra interest in a warm, addictive read.

Similar this month: Adele Geras.
Comparison: Maeve Binchy, Patricia Scanlan, Geraldine O’Neill.

Sarah Broadhurst

The Hat Shop on the Corner Synopsis

Hats! Hats! Hats! Upbrims, sidesweeps, silks, ribbons and trims all become part of Ellie’s life when she inherits the little hat shop on Dublin’s South Anne Street.But the city is changing and Ellie must decide if she wants to follow the hat-making tradition of her mother or accept a generous offer to sell the shop.

Encouraged by her friends, Ellie takes on the hat shop and her quirky designs and tempting millinery confections soon attract a rich assortment of customers all in search of the perfect hat.

Creating hats for weddings, shows, fashion and fun, and falling for the charms of Rory Doyle along the way, Ellie is happier than she has ever been before. But as her fingers work their magic she discovers a lot can happen in the heart of a city like Dublin… 

The Hat Shop on the Corner Press Reviews

'Warm and uplifting, an absolute joy to read' Patricia Scanlan

‘An Irish version of Chocolat … delightful and captivating’ Irish Independent

'Highly enjoyable.' IRISH TIMES

'One of those effortless reads which manages to grab the attention from the first page.'

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ISBN: 9780553817898
Publication date: 07/05/2007
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780553817898
Publication date: 7th May 2007
Author: Marita Conlon-mckenna
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Relationship Stories,

About Marita Conlon-mckenna

Marita Conlon-McKenna is a hugely successful Irish children's writer. Her first novel, UNDER THE HAWTHORN TREE, sold 250,000 copies in the Irish market alone. Her debut adult novel, THE MAGDALEN, was a number one bestseller in Ireland, followed by PROMISED LAND, MIRACLE WOMAN  and THE STONE HOUSE. She lives in Dublin with her husband and four children and is the chairperson of Irish PEN.

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