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    DescriptionIncludes three novels: The Bookshop, about a bookstore owner bothered by hostile townsfolk, The Gates of Angels, an Edwardian romance, and The Blue Flower, about the fictionalized relationship between German poet, Novalis and his true love.

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    Bookshop, the Gate of Angels and the Blue Flower
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Penelope Fitzgerald, Introduction by Frank Kermode
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 608
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    ISBN 13: 9781857152470
    ISBN 10: 1857152476

    DC21: 823.914
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.2
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DQ, FA
    Libri: B-231
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Thema V1.0: DNT, FBA
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    Publication date
    01 June 2003
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    Review text
    Levi was imprisoned in Auschwitz from March 1944 to January 1945. Of the 650 Jews who entered the camp with him, 525 went to the gas chamber. He survived, and here describes his experience during those ten months. He explains the writing of this book as a need felt by all the survivors; 'the need to tell our story to 'the rest', to make the rest participate in it; the book has been written to satisfy this need: first and foremost, therefore, as an interior liberation.' He writes simply, elegantly, precisely about his experience. It is utterly matter-of-fact - not a hint of sensation, self-indulgence, or self pity. And the effect upon the reader is exactly that which he sought for himself in telling the tale; an interior liberation. To look at the worst that man can do, and know that the best cannot be destroyed by it. Review by Jane Rogers, whose novels include 'Island' (Kirkus UK)