We currently have plenty of ‘books of the film’ on display at the front of the shop. Interestingly all bar one are nonfiction. The Invisible Woman by Claire Tomalin is the story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens. Directed by Ralph Fiennes it has already picked up some good reviews. Other films include The Railway Man, by Eric Lomax, The Sting Man (filmed as American Hustle) by Robert W Greene, The Book Thief (not such strong reviews) by Marcus Zusak, and The monuments Men by Robert Edsel. The highly successful novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche ,Half Of A Yellow sun is coming out later this month. A fantastic book but I suspect quite hard to film…
I can confirm that How to be a Good Wife was as good as I thought it would be and this week I read The Collected Works of AJ Fikry which was charmingly improbable and sentimental but I thoroughly enjoyed it. It is the story of a widowed bookseller who finds love again.
Out in Paperback this week is the second crime thriller from Harry Bingham called Love Story, With Murders. Even better than the excellent Talking To the Dead and again featuring the young DC Fiona Griffiths this is not to be missed.
Sadly we missed out to the Chorleywood Bookshop in our quest to be the Bookseller of the Year – we will try again in 2015!