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The Hat Shop on the Corner by Marita Conlon-mckenna
  

The Hat Shop on the Corner

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A charming tale of a girl who inherits her motherâs 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.

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Synopsis

The Hat Shop on the Corner by Marita Conlon-mckenna

Hats! Hats! Hats! Upbrims, sidesweeps, silks, ribbons and trims all become part of Ellieâs life when she inherits the little hat shop on Dublinâs 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…

Reviews

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

‘An Irish version of Chocolat … delightful and captivatingâ Irish Independent

'Highly enjoyable.' IRISH TIMES


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

About the Author

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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Book Info

Publication date

7th May 2007

Author

Marita Conlon-mckenna

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Author's Website

maritaconlonmckenna.com/

Publisher

Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Relationship Stories
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780553817898

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