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Christmas at the Foyles Bookshop

Christmas at the Foyles Bookshop

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1917: It’s Christmas at the Foyles Bookshop….

  • Genre: Historical, Sagas

What you need to know before your trail

London, 1917. After her parents died in a tragic accident, Victoria did everything she could to keep her siblings safe and off the streets. Working at the Foyles Bookshop with her best friends is a dream come true – but now the war has put everything she holds dear in danger.

With her brother fighting on the frontline, Victoria wants to do her part. Little does she know that volunteering to spend time with injured soldiers at Endell Street Military Hospital will reward her in ways she could never have imagined. There are family secrets to uncover, along with love, once lost but never forgotten.

This Christmas, all the Foyles girls want is their loved ones back safe and sound…

Travel Guide

Visit Foyles Bookshop, London BookTrail style

This is the third part of the trilogy where the girls work at the iconic bookstore. What a delight this is! To enter the store at any time is delightful but to do it in 1917 with the war raging is a delight unto itself.

“The girls breathed a sigh of relief when the familiar sign of Foyles Bookshop came into view. Its large white lettering stood out in the greyness of the day. ‘Novels 3d and 2d Given on all returns.”

“The three of them walked slowly into the bookshop. People were milling around, looking at the shelves of books, some reading where they stood. Victoria wanted to laugh when she saw a lady smelling a novel. They should offer her a job.”


Booktrailer Review

As a rule I don’t read Christmas themed books much and certainly not before mid November. I broke my own rules for this as, well, it’s set in Foyles bookshop and Elaine Roberts is a Saga queen who I have read but never reviewed! Well, now, best put that right!

It’s out in October and I hope there’s a launch of some sort in Foyles/near the spot where the old bookshop stood. This is an olde worlde bookstore and Elaine has recreated the magic of the bookstore world right on the page. You can sense the excitement of the workers, see and take part in the hardwork involved and get to meet the customers. All this just during wartime so it’s interesting to see how people view books and escapism of this kind during what must have been a time of so much tragedy.

The characters come to life off the page and even though this is the third part of a trilogy, I haven’t read the others and I fully immersed myself into the lives and loves of the characters within.

Delightful and perfect for book worms at Christmas!

Booktrail Boarding Pass: Christmas at the Foyles Bookshop

Destination: London  Author/Guide: Elaine Roberts   Departure Time: 1917

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