Film

Gor­geous cos­tumes and re­strained act­ing fea­ture in this tale of two book lovers

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THE BOOK­SHOP

When war widow Florence Green (played by Emily Mor­timer) opens a book­shop in a his­toric build­ing in small-town Suf­folk, not every­one is pleased. Eng­land in 1959 is a con­ser­va­tive place and she soon makes a pow­er­ful en­emy who has other plans for the site. But she also finds an un­likely source of sup­port in the mys­te­ri­ous loner and fel­low book lover, Mr Brundish (Bill Nighy). Directed by Is­abel Coixet, el­e­gantly adapted from a Pene­lope Fitzger­ald novel. Opens na­tion­wide on 24 May.

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